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ONTARIO APRICOTS

It is thought that apricots have been cultivated for at least 5,000 years and although origin of the apricot may still be unknown, they were probably introduced to North America some 200-300 years ago. Today, apricot cultivation has spread to all parts of the globe with climates that support it.

Although still susceptible to spring frost (as they flower early), the tree is slightly more cold-hardy than the peach, tolerating winter temperatures as cold as −30 °C (−22 °F) or lower if healthy.

Many varieties have been especially bred for the southern Ontario climate. These include Harcot, Harglow, Hargrand, Harlayne, Harogem, Harval, Veecot, Velvaglo and Vivagold.

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APRIL 27, 2022

Making local tree fruit a number one choice for Ontario consumers

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

85,000 New Trees and Vines Will Strengthen the Resilience of Niagara’s Tender Fruit Sector

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AUGUST 17, 2020

Ontario eyes variety development for future grapes

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MAY 24, 2016

Growers plant new varieties with investment from Greenbelt Foundation

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