Puget Gold


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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.


Shipping Note:  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 so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits


Have any Thoughts or Comments? We would love to hear from you!

 

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.