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  • Pollinator Required ? Yes
  • Type : semi dwarf
  • Characteristics : sweet
  • Mature Height : 12-14 feet
  • Support Required : No
  • Bloom Period : Early April
  • Sun Exposure : Full Sun
  • Will Produce Fruit In: 3-5 years
  • Harvest Period : Early July
  • Soil Type : all types
  • Zones : 4 - 8

Goldbar Apricot Tree - Prunus armeniaca "Goldbar" :

The Goldbar apricot tree, Prunus armeniaca 'Goldbar' produces very large, light yellow-orange fruit with reddish blush. The fruit is round to oval with slightly compressed sides and is very large. The skin is light-orange and slightly glossy. A reddish blush covers up to 30% of the side that is exposed to the sun. The flesh is light orange, very firm, meaty and moderately juicy. Some acidity is associated with the skin.

Quality for the fresh market is good. The pit is large and freestone. The Goldbar apricot is not suitable for canning. It is a vigorous tree that flowers heavily but sets light crop, which increases fruit size.

Goldbar Apricot tree cold hardiness:

Zone 4 -20 Degrees °F to -30 Degrees °F
Zone 8 +20 Degrees °F to +10 Degrees °F
Fruit Tree Hardiness Zones Map

Apricot  History

The Apricot was first cultivated in China in about 3000 BC. In Armenia it was known from ancient times, having been brought along the Silk Road it has been cultivated there so long it is often though to be native there. Its introduction to Greece is attributed to Alexander the Great and the Roman General Lucullus (106-57 B.C.E.) also exported some trees, cherry, white heart cherry and apricot from Armenia to Europe.

Subsequent sources were often much confused over the origin of the species. Loudon (1838) believed it had a wide native range including Armenia, Caucasus, the Himalaya, China and Japan. Nearly all sources presume that because it is named armeniaca, the tree must be native to or have originated in Armenia as the Romans knew it.

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