Early Golden Apricot

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Highly flavored, early-season fruit. Take pleasure in the ornamental beauty of spring with masses of pinkish white blossoms followed by smooth, golden, fruit in summer. Flavorful choice for eating fresh, baking, canning, and drying. Introduced in New York in the mid 1800s. Freestone. Ripens in early July. Self-pollinating.

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Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Juicy, Sweet
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apricot trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.


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carefull for the early frost
I bought this tree 2 years ago and and it died after late spring frost in the second year when it was flowering. I was so sad. Never had a chance to see the fruits.
August 7, 2016
over 7 years ago
doing well
So far it has come back beautifully this year. Still too young to bear fruit but growing nicely
May 20, 2016
over 6 years ago
Early Golden Apricot is a Vigorous Starter
My Early Golden Apricot tree never missed a beat from the time I put it in the ground. Good growth in it's first year No flowers or fruit yet, but I am pleased that the tree seems to be doing well.
May 17, 2016
over 6 years ago