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Moorpark Apricot Tree

Deep yellow with an orange-red blush, the Moorpark is good for all of your favorite usages, fresh eating, canning, and preserves. This is also a choice variety for drying and dehydrating. Coming 2022 Container Size: #3

As low as $49.99
Item #690.
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USDA ZONES: 4-9 Outdoors
 
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Moorpark Apricot Tree is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus armeniaca 'Moorpark'

Moorpark apricots are well known large fruited apricots popular for 100's of years. Moorpark apricot is a long-time favorite of apricot fanciers for its exceptionally rich flavor and aroma. The Moorpark apricot was introduced in England in 1760 and was named for the estate where the tree was first fruited. In the 1790s Thomas Jefferson ordered Moorpark apricot trees to plant at his home at Monticello. Dependable production and self-fruitful, have made this a favorite for home garden growers. Deep yellow with an orange-red blush, the Moorpark is good for all of your favorite usages, fresh eating, canning, and preserves. This is also a choice variety for drying and dehydrating. Not a tall tree it has a natural dwarfing quality maxing out at around 12 to 15 feet. Extra long ripening period the Moorpark ripens in July and can hang until late August. Most apricots are beautiful trees with a mushroom shape in the landscape. In addition the Moorpark has a showy pinkish-white blossom.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Orange
Ripens:
May - June
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:

12 to 15 feet with a 15 feet spread. The Moorpark is easily maintained below 10 feet with summer pruning.

Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to -10° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
4 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
600 - 700
Size & Spacing

12 to 15 feet with a 15 feet spread. The Moorpark is easily maintained below 10 feet with summer pruning.

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

Planting & Care

Apricots are adaptable to most soil types, but do best in well drained, loamy soils. Mulching helps retain moisture, keep roots cool in the hot summer and helps to stabilize the soil temperature. Apply mulch 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy. In poor draining soils consider mounding or raised beds to 12 to 18 inches high Most fruit trees are pruned during their dormant phase in Winter, but apricots do best when pruned in Summer. Pruning should be done in July and August after harvest. Moorpark Apricot trees explode with fragrant pinkish white blossoms in early Spring and grow quickly so they are attractive in landscaping. The trees can live for up to 75 years.

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