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)Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 5 - 8The Early Golden Apricot can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeFruit Trees
Mature HeightThe Early Golden Apricot grows to be 15' - 20' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Early Golden Apricot has a spread of about 15' - 20' at full maturity.
SunThis apricot does well in full sun.
SoilThe Early Golden Apricot grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
ShapeThis apricot has rounded shape.
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.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.