Apricots originated in China and have a hard pit, or “stone” in the center. They are considered a “stone fruit.”
The Goldcot Apricot variety can withstand cold winters. Researchers bred this tree in Michigan, and it was introduced in 1967.
These trees are self pollinating and the flowers are pink and white.
This tree performs best in full sun with deep, fertile, moist well-drained soils.
This species also attracts birds.
This tree takes between two to five years to bear fruit from the time it’s planted. It usually reaches a height of 15 to 20 feet tall.
The fruit from this tree are a medium-sized, freestone, golden-yellow. The orange flesh is juicy and fine-textured with a tangy flavor. Apricots are a good source of natural fiber.
Ripens in July