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Grow your own Apricot Tree for bushels of sweet, delicious apricots that you can use for cooking or eating straight from the tree in your own backyard! Apricot Trees are very productive and produce bushels of fruit each summer.
About this Variety
The Moorpark Apricot produces fruit with a beautiful orange flesh and rich flavor. Perfect addition for the home garden as this variety is not often seen in stores. The Moorpark Apricot is a wonderful fruit for the kitchen. Perfect for making jam or baking cobblers, as well as canning, drying and freezing. A delicious snack that is loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and antioxidants.
- Grow your own fresh fruit
- Self-fertile with a moderate growth rate
- Beautiful ornament qualities with heart-shaped leaves & showy pinkish white blooms in Spring
- Perfect for fresh eating
- Beautiful orange flesh
Grows 15-20' tall
Plant 15-20' apart
Hardy in USDA Zones 4-8
Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil. To plant: Remove tree from packaging. Dig a hole twice the width and depth of the root ball. Place roots in the middle of the hole. Be careful not to plant too deep since this will suffocate the root system. Ensure the roots are not tightly compressed. Use your fingers or a blunt instrument to loosen the roots and spread out gently to encourage outward growth into the surrounding earth. Use soil that was removed while digging to fill the hole back, remembering to only fill to the top level of the root ball. Water the soil, allow it to settle and add more soil if needed. Tamp the soil lightly. This will help the soil to further settle. Water the plant again. Add mulch around the plant in a 1-2" layer to help retain moisture. If experiencing hot or dry weather, it will be more important to water plants more frequently versus the recommended 1-2 times per week to water thoroughly. Make sure to review the recommended USDA zones for your area. It is important to select plants with recommendations for your zone; otherwise, they will not be successful in your landscape due to their inability to grow in those weather conditions.
Tolerant of most soils and growing conditions.