Golden Glow apricot trees

  • Pick: Early-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 

Whilst most modern apricots have come from university research stations in warm climates, Golden Glow was discovered as a chance seedling growing in the Malvern hills of the west Midlands. This immediately gives it a head-start when it comes to coping with the vaguaries of the English climate.

Fruit size is smaller than the American and French apricots, but Golden Glow has the true apricot flavour.

Golden Glow apricot trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Torinel rootstock 27.90 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Wavit rootstock 27.90 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Golden Glow

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Some needed?
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Susceptible?
  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Planting position: Full sun essential

Pollination guide for Golden Glow

Golden Glow is in flowering group 3. Golden Glow is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apricot trees.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Golden Glow apricot trees

Although its seedling origins appear to make Golden Glow well-adapted to the English climate, like all apricots it really prefers dry conditions, plenty of sunlight, and shelter from spring frosts. It best planted against or in front of a south-facing wall, and try to keep the rain off it in the autumn and winter.

Historical details

Discovered near Worcester in 1985, but its ancestry is unknown.

Botanical name

Prunus armeniaca 'Golden Glow'