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Golden Glow Apricot Tree
Emanating from Worcestershire and found on the side of the Malvern Hills, Golden Glow (Prunus armeniaca 'Golden Glow') is a very hardy apricot variety. It produces good crops of juicy apricots and may be either grown as a free-standing tree or trained along walls where spring frosts can be avoided.
Type of Apricot: Eating Picking Period: Early August
Fertility: This apricot is self-fertile, so no need for another apricot to act as a pollination partner for it to produce fruit although as with other self fertile trees, another Apricot tree within 50m may, should, might, could increase yield. We wanted to be clear that we were not going to commit 100% to the effectiveness of another Apricot tree nearby, did we achieve that?
The smaller pot sizes e.g. 5-10 litres are generally around 1.2-1.80m tall. The larger pot sizes e.g. 10-15 litre are usually around 1.5-2.2 metres tall.
Available on the following rootstock:
St Julian A or Torinel as it depends what we have in stock. If final height is important to you then please contact us first. Torinel will grow to around 3 metres at maturity and St Julien A will grow to around 3.5 metres. You can of course prune the taller tree to be smaller but not the other way round. Crouching when viewing the smaller Torinel tree will make it look bigger or you could dig a small trench in front and only view it from there. Usually the smaller pots are Torinel and the larger pots are St Julien but this can change for no reason (the growers make the decision and they can be fickle)
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Quick Fruit Tree Links
Take a look at our TOP SELLING FRUIT TREES, Wet ground issues then choose a PEAR TREE first, followed by APPLE TREES. For more information on pollination please look at POLLINATION EXPLAINED or choosing the CORRECT POLLINATION PARTNER
Fruit Tree Life Expectancy
Most fruit trees will give you AT LEAST 40 years of fruit. Pears can go to 70. Records of 200 year old trees exist but this is the exception, not the rule.
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Fruit Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Growing Our Trees In The UK
To date, we have checked the passports of our trees and none seem to have sneaked off for non UK holidays so all are UK grown.
Apricot Tree Advice
Not a very demanding tree but a few things to remember.
- Make sure you plant the Apricot tree in a well drained spot where there is a lot of sun.
- Although these Apricot trees are self fertile, it still helps to hand pollinate with a small brush
- Prune the tree to allow sun in and air to circulate into the centre.
- As Apricots are early flowering fruit trees, they may be exposed to spring frosts. A fleece over the tree or planting close to a wall should help.
- If you have a large Apricot crop, prune in Mid May as part of the fruit thinning procedure. If a small crop, prune after harvest. Never prune in October through to end of April.
- If pot growing Apricots consistent watering is essential. A dry spell followed by watering can split the fruit.
Important Apricot Fruit Tree information
As with other stone fruit trees such as Plum, Damsons and Gages, Apricot fruit trees are a bit spoilt when it comes to being left in a container over Winter (Oct-March) They may decide out of spite to not do so well next year or as the ultimate act of defiance, just stop living. If you must have your Apricot fruit tree in a container, we advise leaving in a greenhouse or conservatory over the Winter months.
Apricot Root Stocks Explained
All our trees come with root stock options. Each options is made up of several parts. The things you need to know about Apricot root stocks are the following:
St Julien: Grows to 3.6 metres (More fruit than Torinel but takes longer for first full harvest)
Torinel: Grows to 3.0 metre (should fruit slightly faster but less of a yield compared to St Julien)
Maiden: Is one year old (good for re-shaping or other training)
Bush: Has branches starting lower down the main trunk.
Bare root: Comes with roots exposed, no pot or earth surrounding them (cheaper)