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.
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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.