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Tropic Gold Apricot

Prunus armeniaca 'Tropic Gold'

An excellent choice for warmer, mild winter regions, as it will easily fruit in hot, dry climates. The medium-large, golden orange fruit is marked with a speckled red cheek. Sweet and juicy when eaten fresh; holds up well for canning or drying. Self-fertile and requires only 350 chilling hours to produce an abundant crop from June to July. Deciduous.
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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus ar-men-ee-AH-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerately fast growing; reaches 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Sustainable
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHoneysuckle (Lonicera); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Lilac (Syringa); Lavender (Lavandula); Rosemary (Rosmarinus)

Provide full sun and fertile, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Protect from harsh winter extremes. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; once established reduce frequency. Prune to shape and remove dead or damaged branches; feed in late winter while dormant. Thin young fruit to increase mature fruit size.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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