Named after the apricot capital of the world – Patterson, California – this apricot is a standard cannery variety with firm, all-purpose fruit. Medium-sized and offering good flavor, Patterson is well suited for shipping, drying, or fresh use. The heavy-bearing tree is vigorous and reliably productive. It needs 600 chill hours and grows in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8. It is self fruitful and freestone. This apricot begins ripening in late June.