Moorpark Apricot tree
Moorpark Apricot
Moorpark Apricot blossoms
Moorpark Apricot tree in bloom
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Apricot Tree 'Moorpark'
Apricot Tree 'Moorpark'
Apricot Tree 'Moorpark'

Apricot Tree 'Moorpark'

Regular price$74.95
  • This Apricot Tree 'Moorpark' ships in a 2 Gallon Trade Pot
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The Prunus Armeniaca - Moorpark Apricot Tree dates back 3,000 years to northeastern China. Apricots are a versatile nutritious fruit grown from Asia to Europe as well as from east to west in North America. The Moorpark has a bright, golden orange, thin, aromatic skin that either turns a brownish-red blush or develops red freckles where they faced the sun. Apricots are sweet and delicious when eaten fresh, however, they are often used in sauces, jams, baking and as dried fruit.

These small to medium-sized, self-fertile trees have spreading, rounded canopies with lovely white, fragrant blossoms in Spring, and yellow to red leaf color in Fall. Although having 2 or more varieties nearby is recommended for a better crop yield.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Pink / White flowers, fragrant

Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.

Additional features: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Fall Color, Fragrant, and Self-pollinating

This Moorpark Apricot ships established in a 2 Gallon pot

Size: Mature size can reach up to 15'-20' x 15'-20'

Light: Prefers full sun (6 hours at minimum)

Hardiness zones: 4-8

Characteristics: Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 600‚Äď700. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32¬į and 45¬į F in a typical winter season.) Harvest between July to late August. Produces large, smooth, freestone apricots with fuzz-less, deep yellow skin and deep orange flesh--great for fresh eating, canning or drying. Produces fruit in 3-4 years but as early as the first year.

Growth Rate: Fast

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Grows well in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam and well-drained soil with soil pH 6.5 - 8.0. It is not drought tolerant. Prune in late winter during dormancy to promote growth and shape the tree. Fertilize in spring.

*Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

Relatively low maintenance and require minimal care, guarantee fruit production every year.

Sensitive to moisture, plant in well-draining soil to avoid accumulating water.

Harvest between July to late August.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 4 - 8

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Apricots are native to the mountain regions of northern regions of China, first being introduced in England in the mid 1700's. Named after the growers estate in Hertfordshire, England, where they first produced fruit, the Moorpark apricot is not produced commercially. Their juicy pup and exceptional flavor that offers a rich, sweet, plum-like flavor are generally only grown by small farms or home growers, making acquiring this delight a bit of a rarity.


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