Attractive, small to medium size trees, Apricots produce delectable, sweet and tender fruit. Apricots like a warm, dry climate and are not easy to grow in the Pacific Northwest. Our wet springs lead to disease problems and Apricots’ early blooms are often hurt by frost. Puget Gold was developed in western Washington State and performs the best in our climate. It is also good for other regions of the US. Apricots are hardy to approximately minus 25°F. and are self-fertile.
From western Washington, Puget Gold is the easiest to grow and most disease resistant Apricot variety we have found.