Early Golden Apricot

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6025

The beautiful rosy Early Golden Apricot Tree will delight you with a high yield of gorgeous to behold fruit! Soft fuzzy skin is blushed a rosy red over golden yellow-orange. The golden flesh is sweet and juicy, perfect for all your fresh eating, canning and baking needs!

Busting onto the scene in early spring with a full flush of gorgeous whitish-pink blossoms, these fragrant flowers attract their fair share of pollinators! Summer brings lush leaves that highlight the summer crop of golden and rose-blushed fruit!

Self-fruitful and vigorous growth, these are mid-sized trees that are laden with freestone fruit. You’ll enjoy a much larger crop per tree if you plant your Early Golden with another Apricot variety!

Planting and Application:

Beautiful trees like these are wonder front and center in your front landscaping. The frilly blossoms putting on a spring show and the delectable fruit gleaming on the summer branches in the sun will have people slowing down for a longer look!

Lush shade trees anywhere in the landscape, you can prune these smaller as needed to make harvest easier and to tuck into existing orchards and gardens.

  • Freestone fuzzy fruit with red blushed golden skin and flesh
  • Sweet and juicy - fresh eating, drying, canning and baking and many other uses!
  • Mid-sized and good yield - ripening July to August
  • Rounded shape for Specimen & Shade
  • Beautiful ornamental fruit-bearing tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Apricot trees need the full sun to do their best, tolerating heat and cold well. Provide a fertile site that is very well-drained and has adequate moisture throughout the growing season. Birds also adore this fruit tree so cover your harvest with netting so they don’t make off with all your harvest.

  • Heat tolerant trees only requiring 400-500 Chill hours
  • Check out our Garden Blog on Apricot Care
  • Prune to any manageable size
  • Tolerant of any chalky, loamy or sandy site but prefers enriched fertile sites

Early Golden Apricot adorns your landscape with lovely flowers and gorgeous fruit! Order your own golden gems today from NatureHills.com to enjoy fruit as early as next summer!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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From To S&H
0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Early Golden Apricot Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Bower and Branch
Botanical Name Prunus armeniaca 'Early Golden'
Type Deciduous
Size Semi Dwarf
Mature Height 15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 to 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White & Pink
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes