Our collection of apricot trees includes 13 varieties. The trees are on Myrobalan plum rootstock. Some are grown on trellis on a system called 'horizontal-vertical cordon', some are vase shaped trees. Varieties in our collection are harvested from mid-November through until January.

We're pleased to bring you information about some of the most popular varieties and hope you find it useful. We also maintain an extensive Fruit Tree Database as part of our Grow Great Fruit home-study program.

Picking dates can vary by up to two weeks from one season to another, depending on the conditions, but usually the order of ripening stays about the same. The dates given below are the average picking dates in Harcourt. Most varieties can be picked over a period of 2 or 3 weeks.

More information about each variety, including harvest dates, pollination information, production notes, chill hours, blossom time, origin and disease susceptibility and resistance (where known) are included in our Fruit Tree Database, accessible by members of the Grow Great Fruit program.

Bebeco Bebeco

Round, pale orange apricot.

Picking Dates: Mid December


Castlebrite Castlebrite

Early apricot, bright orange skin.

Picking Dates: Late November


Earlicot Photo not yet available

Early bright orange, egg shaped apricot.

Picking Dates: Late November


Goldrich Goldrich

Large, flat, oval apricots with shiny, bright orange skin.

Picking Dates: Late December


Katy Photo not yet available

Llight orange coloured apricot.

Picking Dates: Late November


Moorpark Photo not yet available

Heritage variety, late season.

Picking Dates: Early January


Paterson No photo yet, we haven't had any fruit on the trees!

Oval pale orange apricot.

Picking Dates: Mid December


Plumcot No photo yet, we haven't had any fruit on the trees!

There are lots of different plumcots, that are various crosses of plums and apricots.

Picking Dates:



Mid season large, bright orange oval apricot.

Picking Dates:  Mid December


Tilton No photo yet, we haven't had any fruit on the trees!

Medium size, pale oblong apricot.

Picking Dates: Early January



Heritage variety, small, flat, pale orange apricot. Very sweet.

Picking Dates: Late December


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We – Hugh and Katie Finlay – draw on over 15 years' experience as orchardists at our farm, Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens, to bring you the Grow Great Fruit Program, the farm-proven system for home fruit growers.

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