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Patterson Apricot


Prunus armeniaca ‘Patterson’ is named after the country town of Patterson in California USA that was once a leading apricot producing region for the United States and still celebrates apricots with its annual apricot fiesta. This variety originated in 1968 in California selected by Frederic W. Anderson. It reliably produces a large crop of large, firm fruit that have a bright orange flesh with freestone.

  • Pollination Group: self-fertile so no other pollinators needed
  • Uses: eating, bottling, canning, preserving, drying, freezing
  • Size: normally kept to about 4m x 4m, larger unpruned
  • Harvest: late Dec.
  • Features: high chill, large fruit, resists bruising