Most modern apricots have developed at university research stations in warm climates, but Golden Glow was discovered as a chance seedling growing near Worcester. 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.
All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.
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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.
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Golden Glow was discovered in the Malvern Hills near Worcester in 1985, but its ancestry is unknown.