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Moorpark Apricot

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Description

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.

Characteristics

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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Questions & Answers

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Is this tree grafted, or is it grown from seed?
rfmichael on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The one that I bought was grafted. You can tell the rootsock at the bottom and the grafted part on top of it. Trees from the seeds are a wild card. They may turn out to be ok, but from my experience, I know that they never match the quality of the fruit of the mother three from which the seed was obtained.
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.
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

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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
Purchased
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
Purchased
over 2 years 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
Purchased
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
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
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
Purchased
1 year ago