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Apricot Tree, 'Moorpark'

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit Trees! Imagine fresh Apricot jam from your own Apricot tree!

‘Moorpark’ produces delicious freestone fruit with yellow-orange flesh and a pleasant aroma.  This favorite cultivar is self-fertile and fast growing.  It’s high in vitamins and antioxidants.  ‘Moorpark’ is also attractive in the landscape with white-pink flowers and heart shaped foliage in the spring.

‘Moorpark’ is typically a small tree making it a great addition for home gardeners.  Its tasty fruit is great for fresh eating, canning, or drying.  Apricots are a delicious addition to sauces for poultry dishes, not to mention its use in pies, tarts, and cobblers!  Create your very own edible landscape!

 

Plant Details +

Botanical Prunus armeniaca
Cultivator Type Apricot, ‘Moorpark’
Height 15-20’ or as pruned
Spacing 15-20’ or as pruned
Hardiness Zone 4-8, -30º to 20ºF
Attracts Butterflies, Wildlife, Visual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Apricot-yellow to red-blush skin with apricot-yellow flesh inside.
Harvest Mid-Late Summer
Bloomtime Spring to Mid-Summer

General Information +

General Characteristics: ‘Moorpark’ produces delicious large, freestone fruit with yellow-orange flesh. This cultivar is also attractive in the landscape with white-pink flowers in the spring.

Tip: Choose a site with acidic, loamy, rich sandy, silty loam, or well-drained soil. Plant more than 1 apricot tree for a more abundant crop.

Use: ‘Moorpark Nectarine’ is great for canning and delicious fresh or dried! It is also an attractive landscape tree.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly as needed.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any acidic, loamy, sandy, rich, and well-drained soil in full sun. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Pests or Diseases: Naturally resistant to disease.