Tilton is one of the earliest apricot varieties to ripen. The tree is symmetrical in shape with a moderately dense crown. Tilton’s fruit is medium sized with a firm orange skin. The fruit’s shape is slightly flatter than other varieties. The apricots can be used for canning, drying, or freezing. Tilton is an ideal fruit tree for most warmer and colder climate conditions because it only requires 600 chill hours and is resistant to late frosts.