Puget Gold Apricot Tree
Excellent Flavor Puget Gold Apricot Tree
- Late Season Harvest
- Self-Pollinating, but You'll Get More Fruit With Two Trees
- Shows More Resilience to Late Frosts
- Prolific Production
- Elongated Fruit Features Bright Orange Flesh
- Wonderful Fresh Eating, Canning and Preserves
- Fruit Stores for Weeks
- Easy Care
- Disease Resistant
All across the country, people are adding more fruiting plants to their landscape. Why not make your sunshine and soil work harder for you and your family?
You'll love the delicious taste of these elongated fruits with bright, orange flesh and classic apricot sweet flavor. Puget Gold Apricot Tree (Prunus armeniaca 'Puget Gold') is a wonderful choice!
This Apricot variety is more resilient against those late spring frosts that can affect other Apricot selections. It's self-pollinating, so you'll only need one tree. But trust us, you'll want to bump up production with two or more trees.
This late season harvest variety is a good producer. Enjoy the fruit fresh from your tree, still warm from the sun. They'll store for several weeks. Be sure to save a few to make scrumptious preserves for a very special treat!
Puget Gold was developed in the variable spring weather of the Pacific Northwest. It does extremely well in that area. It's also widely adapted to climate zones across the country.
Order your easy-care Puget Gold Apricot from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!
How to Use Puget Gold Apricot Tree in the Landscape
Add one or more trees to your backyard orchard. It's funny how even self-pollinating trees always seem to produce more with partners nearby. Buy two trees or try another variety to extend your harvest.
Add Chinese Mormon and Tilton Apricot trees in cold winter zones to mitigate the risk of late frosts. You'll happily extend your period of harvest.
This isn't just a fruit-bearing tree, either. It's also a magnificent flowering tree. Use it as a gorgeous, unique ornamental accent. Enjoy the amazing pink and white blooms, lovely fruit set and bright yellow fall color.
Use 3 of them in a loose, informal grouping, or in a hedgerow. You can plant them 5 - 15 feet apart, depending on how you want to use them in your design.
For a backyard orchard, plant 5 - 7 feet apart on center, and plan to maintain their size with annual summer pruning. Or, give them 15 feet between the trees, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Allow them to reach their full spread and control the height as you wish.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Apricot trees need a location with full sun, well-drained soil and good air circulation. If you need to improve the soil drainage, you can create a raised planting bed or mound dirt 18 inches high and 3 feet wide. Plant in that mound or raised bed for better drainage.
Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis, especially during fruit development. Apply a 3 inch layer of mulch spread out to 3 feet past the canopy to keep the root system cold.
Please don't let mulch touch the trunk. Pull it back away by several inches away from the trunk.
In spring after bud break, prune to remove crossing branches. Remove large, vertical branches to get more sunlight and air into the canopy.
Horizontal fruiting wood is strongest, or when allowed to grow at a 45 degree angle. Sculpt your tree's scaffolding branches with that aim in mind.
Prune for size control in summer. You can keep fruit trees under 8 feet for ease of harvest, spraying and netting.
Puget Gold Apricot trees will earn a place in your heart. After all, they say the way to the heart is through the stomach!
Enjoy the incredible flavor of your homegrown fruit. Order today!
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Prunus armeniaca 'Puget Gold'|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|