Western gardeners could give this fruit a chance in their gardens

Lance Walheim,  – November 2, 2004

Apricots are early-blooming trees and generally not as hardy as the other fruits described here. However, some hardier types have been developed from Asian and Russian species.

Unfortunately, they are not widely available or fully tested yet in the West. They include ‘Moongold’, ‘Sungold’, and ‘Sunrise’, developed in Minnesota, and ‘Scout’ from Canada. ‘Puget Gold’, introduced by Washington State University, is described as having frost-tolerant blossoms; it might be worth a try.