Golden Apricot (黄金杏)

$189.99

3 years old.
Grafted.
Height: 34″-40″ after trimming.
Diameter: 0.5″-0.8″.
Fruit ripens in June.
Fruit weight: 1.8-2.1 oz.
Hardiness zone: 4-10.

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Description

The fruit is large, with an average weight of 50 grams per fruit, and uniform in size. It has an oval net-like shape, with a concave top and shallow suture lines, symmetrical on both sides. The skin is entirely orange-red, with uniform coloring. The skin is not easily peeled, with sparse fuzz on the fruit surface, smooth and glossy. The flesh is orange-red, moderately juicy, with a crisp texture, few fibers, soluble solids content of 12%–14%, total sugar content of 8.8%, titratable acidity of 1.65%, with a pleasantly balanced sweet and sour taste, excellent for fresh consumption. It is freestone, with relatively large kernels containing bitter kernels. In the southern mountainous areas of Shandong, the fruit ripens on May 25th, with consistent ripening period. After harvest, it can be stored at room temperature for 5–7 days.

The perennial branches are gray-brown, while the 2-3 year old branches are reddish-brown, with dense branches, small and numerous lenticels, and horizontally growing. The one-year-old branches are flat or drooping, reddish-brown, with small and few lenticels. The leaves are round to oval, with a length of 8.54 centimeters and a width of 6.59 centimeters, with short pointed tips. The leaf base is round, with coarse serrations on the leaf margins. The leaf surface is smooth, green in color, and without fuzz. The nectar glands are round, mostly in pairs. The leaf stalk is 4.6 centimeters long, with large single white flowers. The sepals are reddish-brown, and the complete flower ratio is 81.7%.

The tree is vigorous, with an open canopy and a compact crown. The one-year-old branches are flat or drooping. It has strong budding and branching abilities, with dense branches in the canopy. Flower bud formation is easy, and the average height of seedlings planted in the second year is 1.45 meters, with a crown diameter of 1.65 meters. The fruiting rate is 100%, with an average yield of 2.0 kilograms per tree. In the first year of high grafting, the average length of branches is 58 centimeters, and in the second year, there are an average of 21 secondary branches formed by topping, with an average length of 30 centimeters and an average of 9 fruits. Young trees mainly produce fruit on long branches and axillary flower clusters, while mature trees mainly produce fruit on short branches, with a complete flower ratio of 81.7%, ensuring high and stable yields.

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Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 40 × 7 × 7 in

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