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Apricot, Early Golden Prunus armeniaca

Apricot, Early Golden - Prunus armeniaca
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An early, large, flavorful, golden apricot that produces sweet, rich fruit. A landscape tree with attractive leaves and pink or white flowers. Self-fertile, but planting two varieties is recommended for a better crop. (zones 5-8)

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Zones 5 - 8 Zones 5 - 8
Hardiness Zones 5 - 8
The Early Golden Apricot can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Fruit Tree Fruit Tree
Type of tree
Fruit Trees
15' - 20' High 15' - 20' High
Mature Height
The Early Golden Apricot grows to be 15' - 20' feet in height.
15' - 20' Spread 15' - 20' Spread
Mature Spread
The Early Golden Apricot has a spread of about 15' - 20' at full maturity.
Fast Growth Fast Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This apricot does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Early Golden Apricot grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This apricot has rounded shape.
Attributes

A large golden apricot which is especially suited to the south and good for eating fresh, baking, canning or drying. Blooms early in the season. These Early Golden seedlings may be grown from seed or budded, but mainly grown from seed.

Chill hours (CU) requirement: 450. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32 and 45 degrees F in a typical winter season). For best fruit production, calculate the chill unit (CU) for your growing zone to be sure it aligns with the CU requirement of this tree.

Description

An early, large, flavorful, golden apricot that produces sweet, rich fruit. A landscape tree with attractive leaves and pink or white flowers. Self-fertile, but planting two or more varieties is recommended for a better crop. (zones 5-8)

Height Variations

The standard grows to 15' - 25' in height.

Spread Variations

Standard grows to 15' - 20' feet spread.

Moisture

This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.

Leaves

These simple 2"-4" long, broad leaves alternate on the twig. They are closely toothed along the margin.

Flower Color

pink or white

Bloom Time

Early

Fruit Description

Large, smooth, orange-gold skin, orange flesh, freestone. Ripens early July to early August, depending on location.