Early Golden Apricot (Prunus armeniaca ‘Early Golden’)

Early Golden Apricot

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

Tips 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!

Early Golden Apricot (Prunus armeniaca ‘Early Golden’) Details

Common name Early Golden Apricot
Botanical name Prunus armeniaca 'Early Golden'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-8
Growth rate Fast
Harvest time 3 - 5 years
Height 15 to 20 ft.
Width 15 to 20 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color White & Pink