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Gold Kist Apricot Tree

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Gold Kist Apricot Tree, Prunus armeniaca 'Gold Kist', is one of the earliest ripening fruits. Blooms very early, needs well-drained, moderately fertile soil.

It is best to thin fruit early in season to maximize size and quality. Gold Kist Apricot Trees produce large fruit with firm, orange freestone flesh and superb flavor. Their generally freestone quality makes them easy to prepare for canning, drying, or use in baked goods. For canning, use fruits that are firm; use fully ripe fruits for fresh eating or drying It is considered "the best backyard apricot for warm winter climate.

Gold Kist 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.

Gold Kist Apricots contain carotenoids which are antioxidants that help prevent heart disease, reduce "bad cholesterol" levels, and protect against cancer.

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Plant Facts

Family Prunus armeniaca 'Gold Kist'
Mature Height Standard: 15 - 25 feet
Soil Widely adaptable
Zones 7-9
Sun Exposure Full sun
Characteristics Freestone
Bloom Period Mid spring
Harvest Period June

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