Gold kist a great small apricot to have

Question: What is your favorite apricot to grow in Las Vegas?

My favorite is gold kist apricot on nemaguard rootstock. This apricot on this rootstock has been in the orchard for more than 15 years and has been maintained at about 6½ feet tall with minimum pruning.

It has not been pruned at all for the past three years and maintains a perfect shape for production and harvesting. The fruit is high-quality. It would make a great, small landscape tree that produces edible fruit.

Bob Morris is a horticulture expert living in Las Vegas and professor emeritus for the University of Nevada. Visit his blog at


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