- Large yellow apricots with sweet taste
- Good for fresh eating, canning or drying
- Early season bloom time, bears fruit from July to late August
- Self-fertile but planting two recommended for a better crop
- Zones 4 to 8
- Can't ship o: AL,AR,CO,CA,ID,LA,OR,SC,WA
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Zones 4 - 8
The Moorpark Apricot can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Moorpark Apricot falls into the following type(s): Fruit Trees
15' - 20' High
The Moorpark Apricot grows to be 15' - 20' feet in height.
15' - 20' Spread
The Moorpark Apricot has a spread of about 15' - 20' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This apricot does well in full sun.
The Moorpark Apricot grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
This apricot has rounded shape.
A medium to late season apricot landscape tree with large, tasty fruit and attractive showy whitish-pink blossoms. Ripening does not occur all at once. Apricot trees are self-fertile, so one tree can produce fruit by itself without pollen from a separate tree, though it still needs insects to transfer pollen from blossom to blossom within the original tree. These Moorpark seedlings may be grown from seed or budded, but mainly grown from seed.
Chill hours (CU) requirement: 600-700. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32 and 45 degrees F in a typical winter season). For best fruit production, calculate the chill unit (CU) for your growing zone to be sure it aligns with the CU requirement of this tree.
Native to China, this apricot was introduced into England before 1688 by Lord Anson, an English Admiral. He planted them at his estate in Herefordshire. His estate was called "Moor Park."
The standard grows to be 15' - 20' in height. Dwarf grows to be 8' - 10' in height.
Standard has a spread of about 15' - 20'.
This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.
This tree produces a large, 2 - 2 1/2" smooth, fuzzless, deep yellow skinned fruit with an orange red blush. It has firm, deep orange flesh. Freestone.
A large yellow variety that bears from July to late August. Juicy, sweet-tasting fruit which are good fresh or for canning and drying. This landscape tree also contributes on the aesthetic front with its showy, whitish-pink blossoms. The Moorpark Apricot is self-fertile, but it is recommended to plant two varieties for a better crop. (Zones 4-8)
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