The Early Golden Apricot grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
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.
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)
The standard grows to 15' - 25' in height.
Standard grows to 15' - 20' feet spread.
This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.
These simple 2"-4" long, broad leaves alternate on the twig. They are closely toothed along the margin.
pink or white
Large, smooth, orange-gold skin, orange flesh, freestone. Ripens early July to early August, depending on location.