How to distiguish Sungold from Moongold Apricots?
The answer to this question really does not matter, but it has been driving me nuts for some reason.....
How does one distinguish Sungold from Moongold apricot trees from each other?
I have one of each, but have lost track of which is which. The descriptions I have found on the Web talk about Sungold ripening later and being a more tall, erect tree. But this is not the combination of traits my trees have.
One of my trees (which I sort of recall might have been Moongold, but I lost track) blooms earlier, and ripens earlier. This tree also has narrower leaves and is distinctly upright in its growth. This one also has nice fall color - very nice orange and yellow foliage, and is almost in full fall color now (at least at the top of the tree). This tree has not produced a lot of fruit (maybe because of the earlier blooming?), but these tend to be a little redder in color and slightly more plum-like in taste than the fruit from the other tree.
The other one is a more spreading tree with larger, rounder leaves, and it blooms later and ripens later. This tree has poor fall color, at best turning yellow, but mostly just dropping leaves while still green. This tree has produced VERY heavily several years in a row (though almost no fruit on either tree this past summer), with yellowish orange fruit that can be made into WONDERFUL jam if picked slightly under-ripe.
Can anyone help clarify which tree is which?