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Apricot, Early GoldenPrunus armeniaca

Apricot, Early Golden—Prunus armeniaca

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)

Zones 5 - 8
Zones 5 - 8

Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 - 8
The Early Golden Apricot can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Fruit Tree
Fruit Tree

Type of tree:
The Early Golden Apricot falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info


The Early Golden Apricot can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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.