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Description

Crops of medium-sized apricots with a bright sweet taste. Fruit has a gold skin with a light blush and tender juicy flesh. Best enjoyed fresh or in tasty preserves. Tree is perfect for compact spaces with its upright growth habit. Developed in Minnesota, released in 1960. Cold-hardy. Freestone. Ripens in July. Best pollinators: Moorpark or Goldcot.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Mild, Sweet Flavor
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 15 - 20' Tall X 15 - 20' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 15 - 20'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

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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Questions & Answers

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I bought a dwarf goldcot apricot supreme last year, should I get another or get a sungold dwarf to get better fruit from both?
david b on Mar 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Always better to have variety for better pollination. Although they say some apricot varieties bloom later than others, all 5 of my different varieties bloomed at same time this year.

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Died in zone 4
We bought trees for zone 4. We placed them where they were protected from the wind but they didn't last the first winter.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Apricot
I planted two varities of zone four apricots last year. Neither survived a very ordinary zone four winter. In spite of recommendations for zone four, after three years trying apricots from three different sources without success I no longer trust zone four recommendations and will not be buying again.
May 8, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Sungold apricot
3 years old and is an attractive dwarf. a few blossoms this spring, but cold wet and rainy weather allowed no fruit to set
August 7, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
the tree is growing well
The tree of Sungold Apricot I bought from Stark Brothers two years ago is growing well in Delaware but no fruits yet since we had a harsh spring for pollinators to do the job even though we had some blossom.
August 22, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
ok
growing ok...plenty of leaves, but no fruit or blossoms yet.
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago