Apricot, 'Puget Gold'
Variety description: Proven producer of large, flavorful fruit. Very late to bloom and ripen. Recommended for other climates where spring rains and frosts limit apricot culture.
"Originated in Anacortes, Washington, introduced in 1987. Chance seedling of unknown parentage, discovered by Jean Copeland. Fruit: medium; roundish ovate; skin light red to red-orange blush on clear yellow background; flesh deep yellow-orange, firm, sweet; freestone; ripens about 8 August at Mt. Vernon, Washington, for home gardens. Tree: moderate to low vigor; spreading; prolific and consistent cropper; partially self-fruitful. Blooms prolifically. Tolerant to brown rot, Coryneum blight, and blossom blight caused by Pseudomonas syringae. Particularly adapted to a cool, maritime climate."- The Brooks and Olmo Register of Fruit & Nut Varieties
Site requirements: Full sun location. Apricots will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.0-7.0 is required.
Size at maturity: 12-15'.
Pests and diseases: Susceptible to Cytospora canker. Plum curculio never passes up a good apricot.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 2-3' with strong central leader. Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.
When we ship: Available for FALL 2017 shipping.