Q: What apricot varieties are best adapted to Texas?

Apricots are the "trickest" fruit we try to grow in Texas. For some reason apricots are very inconsistent as for as cropping goes, although they make beautiful trees. The most promising varieties for your area are Bryan, Hungarian, Moorpark and Peggy. However, even these varieties will only fruit 3 out of 5 years. The most consistent varieties to date have been "seedling trees", ie. trees which have come up in some one's backyard where they threw out seeds. So you actually may want to try growing some seedlings and see if you find that one that will do good from year to year.

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