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Wenatchee Moorpark Apricot

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The Wenatchee Moorpark Apricot tree is a heavy bearer of large, oval, freestone fruit with yellow-orange skin and flesh. Known as a reliable and prolific producer, expect a generous bounty of fresh, juicy apricots every year, ripening from July to late August. This variety is particularly well-suited for drying and home canning or eating right from the branches.

The Wenatchee Moorpark Apricot was introduced in 1908 by C&O Nursery and is a longtime favorite in western Oregon and Washington. Like the famed Moorpark Apricot, Wenatchee Moorpark is prized for its ability to thrive in climates that have very wet springs This apricot tree is recommended for western climates where spring rains and frosts limit apricot culture.

Wenatchee is a great pollinator for late-blooming apricots. It is self-pollinating with estimated chill hours of 700. Perfect for adding interest to your landscape, enjoy this edible ornamental and the large harvest of fruits for years to come!

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet; Good Flavor
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
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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.

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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