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Chinese Apricot

Chinese Apricot

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Chinese Apricot

Prunus armeniaca 'Chinese'

Grandpa's Choice™ Chinese apricot is an early bearing, heavy producing variety that is recommended for difficult climates prone to late spring frosts. The fruit is of good quality and medium to large in size with a yellow to medium-orange skin and flesh.


12-18 Feet



10-15 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
57 Chinese Apricot on Standard (Peach) root, Extra large 5/8" up caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart

Prunus armeniaca 'Chinese'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Chinese is a self-fruitful variety, requiring no pollinator. It is a good pollinator for other varieties. Apricots benefit by cross pollination with other varieties. Chinese does well in western, more arid areas.


A Little History about Chinese Apricot

Chinese is quite an old variety that Grandpa's friends in the west liked, because it was so successful for them.

Prunus armeniaca 'Chinese' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Thin heavily for size
Late blooming
Excellent pollinizer
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Very productive
Spreading habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Harvest Period
Early season
Concentrated harvest
Other Attributes
Grandpa's Choice™
Short shelf-life
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Frost Resistant
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Canning or freezing
High dessert quality
Good for drying