For Apricot lovers in colder regions of the country, we just found your tree. Montrose Apricot can now be considered along side Harcot as doable varieties, with the Montrose actually a bit tougher, zoned for USDA region 5. From the Montrose you will enjoy large sized fruit with yellow skin and a nice red blush. The flesh from these apricots is described as "sweet and juicy with excellent flavor." And yes, believe it or not, literature lists the pit as sweet and edible. The Montrose is is very frost resistant, vigorous and productive....and freestone. A self fertile tree ripening mid July. 800 chilling hours needed which should not be a problem for most regions of the country. Your new tree will arrive potted in soil for best possible results when planted in yard or garden.