The Apricot is closely related to the peach, but belongs to another species; it is less juicy, and has a flavor quite distinct from, and by some preferred to, that of the peach. The blighting Curculio attacks the Apricot also, and its culture can only be successful by combating the difficulties that attend that of the plum, unless in special locations that seem few and far between. The varieties are


Size large as an average peach, yellow with red cheek; flesh orange, sweet, and of exquisite flavor; ripens in July.


Pale yellow with red cheek, size medium; ripens end of July.


Large, deep yellow, shaded orange; flesh pale-yellow, firm, rich, and sweet; ripens in August.