Brittany Gold Apricot
The Brittany Gold apricot is a medium-sized, late-season selection that ripens in the last two weeks of June. This large, firm apricot features a sweet flavor, uniform yellow color and juicy, freestone flesh. The tree is large and vigorous with a semi-upright growth habit.
Delectably sweet and tender, fully ripe Apricots are a unique taste treat. Difficult to ship when ripe, Apricots are best grown at home or purchased from a local farmer. Apricots like half day to full day sun, well drained soil, and begin bearing in 2-3 years. To help prevent disease problems, spray with copper in fall and again in winter and early spring during dry spells.
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Latin Name: Prunus armeniaca
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil
Rootstock Description: Grafted on Citation Peach rootstock, Citation Peach is very hardy and well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile, but benefits from cross-pollination with another Apricot.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height
Fruit Skin: Yellow
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July-August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Pests & Diseases: Spraying with copper in the fall before the rainy season begins can help prevent bacterial canker. Spray again during dry spells in winter and spring. Apricots are usually not bothered by insects.