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 Apricot
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
Mature Size: 12-15 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-15 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Ripens: late season
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 1-3 years
Shape when shipped: Feathered (prominent side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5 to 7 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*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.
Note on Shipping:
Our Apricot trees 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 trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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