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Golden Sweet Apricot Tree

The Golden Sweet is not only dependable but has great flavor too. The fruit is medium-sized and turns a bright golden orange when ripe. Its firm, smooth texture and sweet flavor make it the perfect first fruit of the summer. Container Size #3

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USDA ZONES: 5-9 Outdoors
 
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Golden Sweet Apricot Tree is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus armeniaca 'Golden Sweet'

Golden Sweet Apricot is one of the most adaptable apricot varieties, setting well in many marginal apricot climates. The Golden Sweet is not only dependable but has great flavor too. The fruit is medium-sized and turns a bright golden orange when ripe. Its firm, smooth texture and sweet flavor make it the perfect first fruit of the summer. Perfectly named, this apricot is gorgeously golden in color with an over the top sweet apricot flavor. Precocious, setting full crops even in the 2nd year. When mature the abundant crop of golden fruit makes for quite a spectacular early spring display. Apricots are a beautiful landscape tree and with the decorative crop of the Golden Sweet Apricot, it is the perfect edible ornamental. While the Golden Sweet is self-fertile, you still can benefit from planting another variety to ensure you get the largest crop possible. This can be particularly good in the more marginal apricot zones. Golden Sweet apricots are great for fresh eating or used for baking and canning or preserves. Apricot are well known for making wonderful dried fruit; Golden Sweet is especially good for drying. A great addition to any backyard orchard.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Yellow-orange
Ripens:
June - July
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

Apricots can reach a height of 15 to 18 feet if left unpruned. Apricots are vigorous growers and without regular pruning can get quite rangy. All fruit trees can be kept under 10 feet with summer pruning. In temperate climates apricot are best pruned in the summer to avoid diseases prevalent in these climate associated with winter pruning

Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
N/A
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
400 - 500
Size & Spacing

Apricots can reach a height of 15 to 18 feet if left unpruned. Apricots are vigorous growers and without regular pruning can get quite rangy. All fruit trees can be kept under 10 feet with summer pruning. In temperate climates apricot are best pruned in the summer to avoid diseases prevalent in these climate associated with winter pruning

With pruning Apricots can be planted 8 to 10 feet on center.

Planting & Care

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.

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