Blenheim Apricot

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The Blenheim Apricot or Blenheim Royal is an old favorite that sets the standard for apricots. The juicy, orange fruit is noted for its sweet aromatic flavor. This free-stone apricot is famous in California for its canning quality. Blenheim apricots are also good for drying, fresh eating and juicing.

These apricots are known to have a complex yet perfectly balanced sweet-tart flavor with notes of honeysuckle and honey.

The Blenheim Apricot tree is among the earliest to bloom with fruit ripening mid-season. The Blenheim needs warm, dry weather during bloom. This variety requires low chill hours and is good choice for milder climates. The Blenheim Apricot is self-pollinating.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late June/early July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste 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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 20' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apricot trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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