Gold Strike apricot

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Comments

Requires 800-1200 chill hours. Flowers with Solar Mate, Solar Fire, Solar Flair, Solar Glow, Solar Sweet, Patterson and Earlisun in Bathurst, NSW (late region).

Commercial or trial status

Commercial

Origin

Selected in 1975 from a 1972 cross of Goldrich x (Benril or Earliril)

Maturity Season

Mid

Maturity

1 week before Patterson

Cropping

Goldstrike trees bloom heavily and set heavy crops when hand pollinated in the tests for cross compatibility, but fruit set is often moderate to light under natural pollination.

Fruit

Very large, growing up to 67mm diameter when well-thinned. Round to slightly oval shape. Medium-large free stone.

Skin

Light orange colour and slightly glossy. A reddish blush covers up to 20% of the side that is exposed to the sun.

Flesh

Highly coloured and orange, very firm, meaty and moderately juicy. Some acidity is associated with the skin.

Pollinator Notes

The flowers are self-infertile. They are cross-compatible with Goldbar, Goldrich, Perfection and Rival.