Tropic Gold Apricot
Prunus armeniaca 'Tropic Gold'
Pronunciation: PROO-nus ar-men-ee-AH-kuh
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderately fast growing; reaches 15 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Edible, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Companion Plants||Honeysuckle (Lonicera); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Lilac (Syringa); Lavender (Lavandula); Rosemary (Rosmarinus)|
|Care||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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.