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Golden Glow apricot trees

Prunus armeniaca

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.

Golden Glow apricot trees for sale


All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 7L pot-grown tree Torinel rootstock £40.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year 7L pot-grown tree Wavit rootstock £41.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG3Fan-trained 12L pot-grown tree Torinel rootstock £65.00
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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  • BR11-year bare-root tree Wavit rootstock £31.75
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Torinel rootstock £30.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

You can pre-order now for delivery from early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


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

Golden Glow characteristics


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


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




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