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Golden Glow apricot trees

Prunus armeniaca
A modern English apricot, found growing as a chance seedling near Worcester.

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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.

How to grow

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.

Golden Glow flowers early in the spring, in the middle of the apricot blossom season, about a week after Flavorcot and just ahead of Goldcot. It is self-fertile, but will benefit from cross-pollination.

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History

Golden Glow was discovered in the Malvern Hills near Worcester in 1985, but its ancestry is unknown.

Golden Glow characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking monthAugust
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • Fruit sizeSmall