Mormon or Chinese Apricot
- Also known as the Chinese Golden or Large Early Montgamet Apricot. It is called a "sweet pit" because you can eat the kernel like you would an almond, as well as enjoying the flavorful fruit. Its late blooming makes it an excellent choice for higher elevations or late frost areas. Grown extensively in Utah this seems the best choice for our area. Blossoms and fruit are thought to tolerate colder temperatures than other types. The tree is medium size, precocious and a heavy bearer. Its golden orange medium size fruit is sweet, firm and juicy and ripens over a long period of time. It is winter hardy and self -fertile.