Flavorcot® Apricot trees

  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 

Flavorcot is a new American apricot variety, and perhaps one of the best flavoured. It ripens in the middle of August in the UK, and is fairly reliable (by apricot standards) even in central and northern England.

It is a good choice if you are looking for an apricot for eating fresh, and like all apricots is excellent in the kitchen.

Flavorcot® is a protected variety.

Flavorcot apricot trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Flavorcot


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?



  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Orange
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?


  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun essential

Pollination guide for Flavorcot

Flavorcot is in flowering group 3. Flavorcot is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apricot trees.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Flavorcot apricot trees

Flavorcot has many desirable characteristics - it fruits early in the life of the tree, and is a reliable cropper and also a good pollinator of other apricots. However it was developed for commercial growers in warm continental climates, so growing it in the UK is something of a gamble. The tree is hardy and winter cold is not an issue, but it needs warmth, shelter, and sunlight. Fan-training against a sunny south-facing wall will probably give the best results. It is also a good idea to protect the blossom from frost damage - if frost is forecast in February or early March, consider covering the tree with a frost fleece. Although it does best in the south-east of England, it appears to give good results in the Midlands and as far north as Manchester - but always try to plant it in full sun if possible.

Historical details

Flavorcot was developed at the Washington State University, USA, in the 1990s. It is usually mis-spelt as Flavourcot in the UK!

Flavorcot® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Prunus armeniaca 'Flavorcot'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.