Finally, a Cold Hardy Apricot!Apricots love California. 99% of all apricots for the market in the USA are grown in California. Why not? The weather is great. The winters are mild. They like seeing movie stars. (Just kidding. They don’t care about movie stars.) Unfortunately, if you don’t live in sun-kissed CA, then you’ve typically been out-of-luck when it came to growing apricots in the home garden.
Not anymore! Goldcot Apricot (Prunus armeniaca ‘Goldcot’) laughs at the cold and gray and sneers at the wet and humid. This apricot variety grows strong and healthy in less-than-perfect conditions. (It even handles Great Britain’s unpredictable cold and wet!)
Plant in well-drained soil, and give even moisture to establish. Then, keep it on the drier side after establishment.
Goldcot busts out in the spring with white flowers blushed with pink that are followed by medium-sized golden fruit in early August. The fruit is delicious and is great to eat fresh, make into preserves or to dry for use all winter long. (For a true Cali treat serve fresh dried apricots and salted pistachios instead of popcorn at your next movie night!)
If you live in zone 5-8 and have been afraid to grow an apricot tree, then fear no more. Order a couple of Goldcots from Nature Hills today and enjoy the rich texture and delicious taste of your own fresh, homegrown apricots.
Loads of Fresh Sweet Fruit!
No Pollinator Needed
Only Space for One Tree? This is Perfect!
Performs in Cold and Humid Climates