The Casino Apricot was developed in Canada specifically to bring these lovely fruits to our frigid home. Prior to its recent introduction; it was commonly accepted that apples, plumbs, and cherries are our home grown fruit options. Thanks to Casino apricot we can now welcome an exciting and delicious twist to our home orchards.

What You Need To Know

  • Fruit: Medium-sized, golden-orange apricots with a sweet, juicy flavor. Ripens in mid-late season.
  • Taste: Rich, honey-like sweetness, perfect for fresh eating, canning, and drying.
  • Hardiness Zone USDA Zones 3 – 7.
  • Tree Size: Semi-dwarf, reaching a height and spread of 12-15 feet at maturity.
  • Lifespan: 15-20 years
  • Growth Rate: 1-2 feet per year once established.
  • Light Requirements: Full sun for the best yields and sweetest fruits.
  • Soil: Thrives in well-drained soil with a slightly acidic pH.
  • Water: Prefers regular watering, particularly when young. Drought-tolerant once established.

Interesting Facts

  • Heavy Fruit Production: This self-pollinating variety produces generous yields of juicy, orange-colored apricots. Enjoy them fresh, bake them into pies, or preserve them for year-round enjoyment.
  • Early Ripening: Compared to other apricots, Casino ripens earlier in the season, allowing you to savor those sweet fruits sooner.
  • Compact Growth Habit: This dwarf variety stays manageable, reaching a mature height of only 8-10 feet, making it ideal for smaller backyards or container growing.
  • Beautiful Spring Display: Before the fruits arrive, the tree erupts in a delightful show of white blossoms in early spring, adding a touch of elegance to your landscape.
  • Pollination: Thought the Casino Apricot is considered self-pollination; it may require a compatible pollinator like another apricot variety or a Nanking Cherry to ensure the best possible yields.
  • Care: Apricot trees can be susceptible to certain diseases and pests. Proper care, including regular pruning and monitoring for potential issues, can help ensure a healthy and productive tree.

Interested In Adding This Unique Tree To Your Property?

Contact Edmonton Arborist and our expert tree planting team will bring and install your very own Casino Apricot!

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