Goldcot Apricot Tree (Prunus armeniaca ‘Goldcot’)
Goldcot Apricot Tree
Apricots love California. 99% of all Apricots for the market in the USA are grown in California. Unfortunately, if you don’t live in sun-kissed CA, then you’ve typically been out-of-luck when it came to growing Apricots in the home garden. Not anymore! Goldcot Apricot Tree (Prunus armeniaca ‘Goldcot’) laughs at the cold and gray and sneers at the wet and humid!
Goldcot busts out in the spring with white flowers blushed with pink that are followed by medium-sized golden fruit in early August. The fruit is delicious, sweet and juicy, and is great to eat fresh, make into preserves, or dry for use all winter long. For a true Cali treat serve dried apricots and salted pistachios instead of popcorn at your next movie night!
This Apricot variety grows strong and healthy in less-than-perfect conditions. It even handles Great Britain’s unpredictable cold and wet! If you live in USDA zone 5-8 and have been afraid to grow an Apricot tree, then fear no more.
These lovely flowering trees are great accents and shade around your yard or garden. Perfect for front and back yard landscaping, Goldcots are ideal flowering specimens and edible landscaping plants that will easily replace that simple flowering tree that won’t add to your fruit bowl.
The dense branching is a great screening, especially if you leave the lower branches intact. Allowing you easy harvest and privacy when you prune them as hedgerows with other fruit trees for a hedge that feeds you and shelters wildlife and songbirds too! The neighbors won’t mind the friendly fence that they can also sneak off with a few of the glowing orange gems too!
Fruit trees do best in full sun and you’ll get more fruit and flowers if you provide at least 6 hours of sun a day. Plant in well-drained soil, and give even moisture to establish. Then, keep it on the drier side after establishment.
|Common name||Goldcot Apricot Tree|
|Botanical name||Prunus armeniaca 'Goldcot'|
|Growth rate||Fast, Medium|
|Harvest time||3 - 5 Years|
|Height||15 - 18 ft.|
|Soil condition||Well Drained Soils|
|Pruning time||When Dormant|
|Flower color||White with Pink bud|