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Golden Glow

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.

Prunus armeniaca

Golden Glow apricot trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 25.95
    Wavit rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 25.95
    Torinel rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

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.

History

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.

Golden Glow characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Early
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:1-3 days
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Eating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Experienced
    • Self-fertility:Self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climatesWarm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)
    • Frost resistance of blossom:Susceptible
  • Identification

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