The Copeland Family discovered an apricot seedling at the Anacortes ferry landing and named it ‘Puget Gold’ after it proved reliable in the inclement weather of Washington. Puget Gold Apricot is a large elongated fruit with orange skin and orange flesh with very good flavor. Sets and sizes fruit in cool, frosty, spring weather where other varieties fail. August ripening. Requires 700 hrs winter chill.
Growing Considerations for Puget Gold
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Period: Early
Harvest Period: Late
Storage: A few weeks
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Fresh Eating
Origin Date: 1945 and beyond
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Years to Bear: 1-3 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Rootstock: Mariana (Semi-dwarf)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits