Growing apricots in Alberta is an act of love. Several selections are hardy enough but their blooms tend to come too early, so mulching the root system to keep it cold for as long as possible is a good idea. Manchurian seedlings will pollinate one another, and have lovely pink blooms first thing in the spring. Apricots are self-sterile – you will have to plant two different varieites, so you have a pollinator. Apricots are delicious. Totally worth the challenge if you have time and space!