I have 2 Capilano, and 2 that came from Konrad on the GW thread, they are trials of an apricot he says is slightly better than Capilano, no official name yet.
The Capilano is very cold hardy and if it fruits up there every second year the buds must be fairly frost hardy in the spring. The city allows people to pick the fruit, and some get scions for grafting. Many seeds from this tree have been sown in the hopes of getting another good apricot.
here is a description from DNA gardens in Alberta.
Capilano # 1
Origin: Tree found on buffer zone west of Capilano Freeway just south of CBC Station between 86 Av. And 90 Av.
Growth: Specimen has multiple stems and is open and spreading
Fruit habit: The lady of the closest house says it fruits every second year. Many people pick them. Size: 4 x 4.2 x . 3.6 cm
Shape: flattened ventrally; higher at shoulder
Suture: deep ending at beak
Stigma: small flattened beak
Color: very dark yellow with red blushes on exposed skin.
Maturity: end of July
Taste: juicy, very sweet
Uses: excellent dessert type
Thean Pheh remarks:
City of Edmonton could not determine whether it was a seedling or selection as it was planted in the 60's and the lile could not be traced. There were three apricot plants on the same buffer strip and each is completely different from the other in growth habit, fruit maturity, size, shape and taste leading me to think that they are open pollinated seedlings.