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Moorpark Apricot

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One of the best apricots in cultivation! Fruit has a pleasant apricot flavor with plenty of juice, sensational for fresh-eating, canning, and even drying. High in vitamins and antioxidants. Tree is hardy and a beauty in the landscape with heart-shaped foliage and showy pink-white spring blossoms – an early wildlife attractant! Flowers give way to large, golden-yellow fruits in summer. Introduced in the late 1600s. Freestone. Ripens in mid-July. Self-pollinating.

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Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Juicy
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.


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Is this tree grafted, or is it grown from seed?
rfmichael on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This tree is grafted. If you want more information about grafted trees please read our article, The Science of Grafted Fruit Trees:
Just bought a Moorepark apricot. Any special considerations for planting this time of year. I also have dark clay soil:(?
Pam V on Sep 2, 2016
Fall is best for planting, since you don't have to water it as much.We placed fish guts in the hole and is about 6 feet tall by now. It is growing like crazy, we had to trim it 4 times already. No fruit yet, we had frost this spring right at the flowering time. So we hope for next spring. Can't wait to taste the fruits. We had our apricot trees before, but sold the house right after we had fruits. Excellent apricots. Since then, we're spoiled, last time we got them at the grocery store had to throw them out, fake apricots.
Wish you good weather,
Have a moonpark apricot I planted 3 years ago now. Have some sort of issue. All the leaves wilted and are now brown and dropping. This happened one section at a time. This started last year. The tree budded, blossomed, froze, but leaved out fine. Same spray regiment as the peaches, plums, etc... This year, had fixed copper, dormant oil, captan and imidan so far. No sign of black knot, see no sign of fungus issues, no borer signs. Only other possibility is, it is planted where there was black and carpathian walnuts. Tannic acid maybe??? Possibly ants??? Everything else is doing great. We have had lots of rain this year.
Sean D on Jun 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Black walnuts are known to have allelopathic effects on many plants and the toxic/growth inhibitor agent(s) reach the soil mostly at the walnuts root growth zone. Leaching from fallen leaves may be suspect as well. If the nearby walnut just recently stretched into your tree's root zone (roots do not only grow to the drip line,but well beyond) then this might explain the initial health with later year's die-off. Check with your county extension or OHIO STATE U. Paula P
what is the bloom time? EARLY? LATE?
NANC L on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Apricot trees will bloom earlier than most other fruit trees, in general. If we're only comparing apricots to apricots, then Moorpark is a mid-to-late blooming variety compared to other apricot varieties.

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Apricot tree
This little tree has 7 Apricots on it. Amazing for the first year. Survived the
winter here in Nampa, ID. Looking forward to next year.
May 10, 2016
1 year ago
Moor park apricit
Tree arrived in good condition in the late spring. Well adapted, and has flourished. Producing fruit in second leaf
June 2, 2016
1 year ago
seems healthy
2nd leaf and all seems well. Have kept a couple fruits this year as a teaser... pinched the rest off for tree development.
May 29, 2016
1 year ago
Very healthy strong and beautiful tree!
I bought this tree three months ago and it is doing surprisingly good for TX. It grew a lot and trunk got stronger. I love to buy plants from Starks, it is always nice to deal with honest people! Thank you Starks!
September 1, 2016
7 months ago
You can't Kill it!
After planting I didn't do it justice and completely neglected it during our summer drought. It soldiered on through our 7b mid-atlantic winter (which was beneficially wet, + 1 big snow) and this dreary, cold spring it courageously popped out new growth . Things look on the up and up. No increase in height but side growth is good and, with suitable watering,( this time), during the expected drought I fully expect a recovered handsome little tree by next spring! Paula P
June 2, 2016
1 year ago
Great tree
This tree has grown very well and leafs out about a month later than others in our area
May 4, 2016
over 2 years ago
Thank you for the great product!
Some one told me that apricot tree does not do good in my area(NC), but I still wanted to have it. As all Stark Bros trees, this one came in really good healthy condition, start to grow right away. Now it is second season for this tree and it is doing great! Thank you, Strak Bros and I recommend you to everybody, that I know who love gardening!
May 14, 2016
1 year ago
Too earlel
Tree is doing well, one year, but no fruit this year
August 19, 2016
1 year ago
Moorpark so far.
Both this tree( moorpark) and the goldcot are thriving. They were late planted dormant trees and are growing strongly this their second spring. I hope to fill the other two stars next year
May 21, 2016
1 year ago
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