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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varities that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone
corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. For best results, make
that your hariness zone lies within the zone compatibility of the variety that you are
Autumn Glo Apricot is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be
if the tree is planted with a second tree.
Prunus armeniaca 'Autumn Glo'
Late season apricot with great flavor. The Autumn Glo is one freak of nature. Long after all apricots have been harvested along in early August comes one of the best tasting apricots. This average size light yellow/orange fruit is a real treat in the later summer. Self fruitful and dependable The Autumn Glo has a bit wider range then most cots doing well in zone 7-9. A great looking mushroom shaped canopy and a top height of about 18 feet, this tree also makes a great ornamental shade or accent tree. The Autumn Glo would also make the perfect anchor tree to a successive ripening of apricots beginning with White Knockout apricot (early) Golden Sweet apricot (mid season) and Autumn Glo (late). Good for all apricot usages including drying and fresh eating.
Apricots are typically fast growing trees that benefit from constructive pruning. The apricot tree grows to 18 feet and is a beautiful functional fruit tree as well as a beautiful functional Landscape tree. Select a location in the yard to promote its edible landscape quality. As with all fruit trees it can be held to any size below 10 feet with summer pruning
8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning
Apricots are adaptable to most soil types, but do best in well drained, loamy soils. Mulching helps retain moisture, keep roots cool in the hot summer and helps to stabilize the soil temperature. Apply mulch 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy. In poor draining soils consider mounding or raised beds to 12 to 18 inches high Most fruit trees are pruned during their dormant phase in Winter, but apricots do best when pruned in Summer. Pruning should be done in July and August after harvest. Apricot trees explode with fragrant white blossoms in early Spring and grow quickly so they are attractive in landscaping. The trees can live for up to 75 years.