Apricot tree ‘Gold Rich‘ - Bare-rooted - TreePrunus armeniaca 'Gold Rich'
Soft apricots from our own soil
Nice and soft and juicy. That's the apricot ‘Gold Rich‘. We love this apricot tree. After all, the ‘Gold Rich‘ is easy to grow and self-pollinating. The delicately pink flowers grace our garden in spring. This is followed by the sweet orange fruits. The fruit tree can also be planted in a large pot on a patio, roof terrace or balcony. We supply the apricot tree ‘Gold Rich‘ as bare-root stock — just the bare branch and roots. The branch is freshly removed from the soil. This gives it additional strength, enabling it to branch out faster than it would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They grow better and they're more economical. The fruit tree blossoms in spring. A crop will be ready to harvest from summer onwards in the second year after planting. Pruning is not necessary. The apricot tree grows in well-drained soil. It's best to give the tree extra water during dry spells. Sufficient light is needed to ensure good growth, which is why we plant the fruit tree in full or half sun.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePrior to planting your Apricot 'Gold Rich' (Prunus armeniaca), make sure the root ball is moistened well by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil thoroughly. Plant the root ball of the apricot tree at the correct depth, the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water immediately after planting. The apricot grows well in well-drained, fertile soil. Plant the tree in a warm, sheltered spot in the sun. It is also possible to grow it in a greenhouse or conservatory. Spacing distance between the trees is 3.5 x 4 metres.
Show moreApricot 'Gold Rich' is an easy-to-grow fruit tree. Provide it with extra water during dry periods. Try and avoid too much fruit accumulating on the branches. To promote their healthy development, remove some of the still young fruit. Allow approximately 7-10 cm fruit spacing between the young fruits so that the apricots develop well.
Harvesting can begin in August but to make the apricots sweeter leave them to ripen on the tree. In early spring, place some compost around the stem of the tree.
Pruning is rarely necessary for the apricot tree although you can carefully maintain the shape of young trees. Prune some branches off the mature trees every 2-3 years.
Show moreApricot 'Gold Rich' is a disease-resistant tree that produces delicious juicy fruits with a yellow-orange skin. Apricot 'Gold Rich' flowers in May and its branches get smothered with charming pink flowers. Eventually, you'll have a fairly large apricot tree. If you want to save space you can also plant it fan-shaped against a south facing wall.
- Extra information
Latin name Prunus armeniaca 'Gold Rich' Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Green, Yellow, Pink Light preference full sun , partial sun Flowering period March - April Harvesting period August - September Growing height 200 - 400 cm Planting distance 200 - 400 cm