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. The Puget Gold apricot tree sets and sizes fruit in cool, frosty, spring weather where other varieties fail. The Puget Gold apricot tree ripens late. Please see below for further information on our Puget Gold apricot trees for sale.
Considerations for Puget Gold Apricot
USDA Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses:Canning / Preserves, Fresh Eating
Origin Date:1945 and beyond
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:1-3 years
Recommended Spacing:12-16 ft.
Mature Size:12-16 ft.
Pruning:Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Shape when Shipped:Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*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.
Basic idea for Pruning:Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
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 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
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