While this publication has as its primary purpose the presentation of data as a progress report on the apricot variety testing work of the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, study of the apricot varieties being grown in the state and of the literature showed such a confusion of varietal nomenclature in orchards, nurseries, and even in the literature on apricot varieties, that it was considered desirable to review the literature and to describe the varieties at hand more completely than is usual with a report of this kind in the hope that by so doing the apricot variety situation might be clarified. It is hoped, also, that other workers interested in apricot variety studies will be assisted in correctly identifying varieties grown in their territory.
As a result of this study, the conclusion was reached that not a single important apricot variety in Utah was being grown under its original or true name as described in the literature on apricot varieties.
This study includes only the following classes of varieties: (1) Varieties grown in the test orchards; (2) varieties found growing in Utah; (3) varieties which may be grown in Utah under local names or incorrect names; and (4) those commended in the literature sufficiently to warrant their inclusion in later variety testing or breeding work. Since much of the literature is found in publications not generally available, it was thought worthwhile to compile and summarize it in available form in this publication. It is regretted that in preparation of the review of literature, the valuable descriptions of Hogg and Downing were not available.
Coe, Francis M., "Bulletin No. 251 - Apricot Varieties" (1934). UAES Bulletins. Paper 210.