Full sun, Zone 4
Prunus armeniaca ‘Goldcot’
Pot size #2 (1.5-3′ whip)
Known for its semi-dwarf size and for the fact that its self-pollinating, Goldcot is ideal for smaller spaces or high density orchards. The fruit has a mild tangy flavour, making it good for fresh eating and canning, and it is somewhat drier than other apricot varieties. Very dependable and productive producer.
Though cold-hardy, Goldcot is a bit borderline for our Alberta climate (hardy to -30 degrees), so it requires a more sheltered location and would do better in a warmer micro-climate. As such this variety is not recommended for novice orchardists.
Goldcot is self-fertile, but would be more productive with a second culitvar, such as Casino, Manchurian, Debbie’s Gold, Westcot, Arctic Dawn, or Goldcot.
15′ tall x 12′ wide