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)Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 4 - 8The Moorpark Apricot can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeFruit Trees
Mature HeightThe Moorpark Apricot grows to be 15' - 20' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Moorpark Apricot has a spread of about 15' - 20' at full maturity.
SunThis apricot does well in full sun.
SoilThe Moorpark Apricot grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
ShapeThis 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.
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)
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.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.