Baker’s Gold Apricot
Prunus x ‘Baker’s Gold’
Produces clingstone, orange fruit that are much sweeter than Westcot. Excellent for eating fresh or canning. Selected at the Baker colony near Bagot, Manitoba. Produce more reliably when pollinated by other apricots or Nanking Cherry. Due to their early bloom time, apricot blossoms are susceptible to spring frost damage. Planting apricot trees in a site with limited afternoon heating (e.g. east side of an evergreen shelterbelt) will postpone flowering and increase the probability of fruit set.