Early Golden Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)
Category: Deciduous Trees
The Early Golden Apricot Tree is scientifically known as Prunus armeniaca. This is a landscape tree with very attractive leaves and white or pink flowers. Early Golden Apricot is an early, large flavorful tree that produces quite sweet and rich fruits.
The Early Golden Apricot Tree fruit is mostly preferred for baking, caning, drying or eating fresh.
The Early Golden Apricot Tree can be grown from seeds or the bud, but mostly they are grown from the seeds. A mature tree can grow up to a height of 15’ - 25’, and 15’ – 20’ feet spread.
Early Golden Apricot Tree has simple 2” - 4” long broadened leaves that are alternate on the twig, and they are closely toothed along its margin. The tree blossoms early with white or pinkish flowers. It is known to have a pretty fast growth rate. Note that rate of growth of plants refers to the vertical increase in growth. This rate is true only under optimal conditions that favors growth, this include type of soil, the drainage, water availability, soil fertility, exposure to environment, light.
The Early Golden Apricot Tree does pretty well under the sun. This species of apricot grows in acidic, moist, rich, loamy, sandy or silt loam soil and should be well drained. It is not a drought tolerant tree.
The Early Golden Apricot Tree when mature it will produce sweet, rich fruits. The Early Golden Apricot fruits are large and smooth with orange-golden skin coat and it is round-shaped. The fruit has orange flesh.
The Early Golden Apricot Tree is generally self-fertile, but it is a good practice to plant a couple of varieties for a better crop.
The Early Golden Apricot Tree requires irrigation regularly at least twice a week for the first year and can be reduced to once in two weeks afterwards.