Gold Cot Apricot
Apricot - Gold Cot, Prunus armeniaca 'Gold Cot', produces good crops of medium to large freestone golden-yellow fruit which will keep in the fridge for several weeks. It is one of the earliest ripening fruits and blooms very early; generally difficult to grow, especially in late frost areas.
Needs well-drained, moderately fertile soil. It is best to thin fruit early in season to maximize size and quality.
Apricot trees, once established, are somewhat drought-tolerant. The trees are gorgeous in spring with white or pink blossoms, and ornamental in summer with their furrowed bark and heart-shaped, glossy leaves, red when new and dark green when mature.
Apricots contain carotenoids which are antioxidants that help prevent heart disease, reduce "bad cholesterol" levels, and protect against cancer.
|Family||Prunus 'gold cot'|
|Mature Height||Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Bloom Period||Mid spring|
|Pollinator Required||None Required|