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Apricot, MoorparkPrunus armeniaca

Apricot, Moorpark—Prunus armeniaca

A large yellow variety that bears from July to late August. Juicy, sweet tasting fruit which are good fresh, or for canning and drying. It is a self-fertile tree, but planting two varieties is recommended for a better crop. (zones 4-8)

Zones 4 - 8
Zones 4 - 8

Hardiness Zones: Zones 4 - 8
The Moorpark Apricot can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Fruit Tree
Fruit Tree

Type of tree:
The Moorpark Apricot falls into the following type(s): Fruit Trees

15' - 20' High
15' - 20' High

Mature Height:
The Moorpark Apricot grows to be 15' - 20' feet in height.

15' - 20' Spread
15' - 20' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Moorpark Apricot has a spread of about 15' - 20' at full maturity.

Fast Growth
Fast Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This apricot does well in full sun.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Moorpark Apricot grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This apricot has rounded shape.

More Info
More Info


The Moorpark Apricot can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

Attributes:
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.

Description:
A large yellow variety that bears from July to late August. Juicy, sweet tasting fruit which are good fresh, or for canning and drying. It is self-fertile tree, but planning two or more varieties is recommended for a better crop. (zones 4-8)

History/Lore/Use:
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."

Height Variations:
The standard grows to be 15' - 20' in height. Dwarf grows to be 8' - 10' in height.

Spread Variations:
Standard has a spread of about 15' - 20'.

Moisture:
This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.

Flower Color:
whitish-pink

Bloom Time:
Early.

Fruit Description:
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.