Goldcot apricot trees

  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Goldcot is a modern cold-hardy apricot, which is better suited to the UK climate than most. It is reliable (by apricot standards) and crops heavily, and will tolerate the lacklustre spring and summer weather often found in the UK. If you are desperate to grow apricots in the garden and live away from the south or south-east, this is probably your best choice.

The flavour for eating fresh is only average, but it is excellent for cookery.

Goldcot is a mid-season variety, and ripens in late July in the UK.

Goldcot apricot trees for sale

Order now for delivery from week commencing 6th March.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Medium  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year - 7l pot - Torinel rootstock £27.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year - 7l pot - St.Julien rootstock £27.95 Enquire
Medium  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Torinel rootstock £35.45 Sold outalert me

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown

Medium  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) Fan -12l pot - Torinel rootstock £55.95 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as 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 Goldcot

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Some needed?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Blossom wilt / Brown rot: Very resistant?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Orange
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Some resistance?
  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?
  • Planting position: Full sun essential

Pollination guide for Goldcot

Goldcot is in flowering group 2. Goldcot 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.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Goldcot apricot trees

Apricots usually require consistent warm spring and summer weather, but Goldcot is unusual in tolerating more variable weather, making it a good choice for cool temperate climates such as the UK.

Goldcot is also one of the most cold-hardy apricots.

Goldcot is reliably self-fertile and can be planted on its own - it seems able to set heavy crops even without another apricot tree nearby.

Historical details

Goldcot was developed at Michigan State University, USA, specifically with cold-hardiness in mind. It was released in 1967.

Botanical name

Prunus armeniaca 'Goldcot'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.