Tropic Gold Apricot
Prunus armeniaca 'Tropic Gold'
|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.|
|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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