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Blenheim Apricot

Blenheim is considered to be the most flavorful, best tasting apricot in production. The fruit is medium to large, yellow with orange cheek and firm, juicy, pale orange flesh and delicious flavor. Container Size: #3

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Item #251.
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USDA ZONES: 6-9 Outdoors
 
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Blenheim Apricot is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus armeniaca 'blenheim'

This variety has migrated from such royal grounds as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill to become one of California's favorite apricots. Blenheim is considered to be the most flavorful, best tasting apricot in production. The fruit is medium to large, yellow with orange cheek and firm, juicy, pale orange flesh and delicious flavor. Enjoy the fruit for fresh eating, cooking, canning, drying, freezing, juice and jams and jellies. Blenheim apricot trees explode with fragrant white blossoms in early Spring. The top height of 18 to 20 feet and its beautiful mushroom shape make it a very attractive tree in the landscape. The trees can live for up to 75 years.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Yellow
Ripens:
July - August
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

15' to 18' height with 15' spread

trees can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 28° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
6 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
400 - 500
Size & Spacing

15' to 18' height with 15' spread

trees can be held to under 10 feet with summer pruning

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care
Apricots prefer well-drained soil. If poor drainage is suspected, consider mounding 18 to 12 inches high by 4 feet wide of build a raised bed of 12 to 18 inches high and 3 feet square. Plant directly in the mound or raised bed. Mulching helps retain moisture and stabilizes the soil temperature. Mulch to 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy. Apricots grow best in full sun in a location where cold air or frost will not settle. Choose a protected location that is sheltered from wind. Most are early blooming and can be affected by adverse early season weather. Water regularly, to get established, during the first year. Apricot trees are extremely fast growing and will grow to 20' tall if you let them. All fruit trees can be kept under 10 feet tall. Pruning in the summer to control the height of your tree is recommended to simplify maintenance and harvesting.
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