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Blenheim Apricot

Blenheim Apricot

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Blenheim apricots are extremely popular because they have the most flavor. They're also very fertile trees, so they provide you with more fruit than typical apricot trees.



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Blenheim Apricot

World's Most Popular Apricot Tree!



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• The world's most popular apricot tree
• Produces fruit in record time!
• Self-fertile... no need for a pollinator

The ‘Blenheim’ is the world’s most popular apricot tree, and for good reason! Apricots produced by the ‘Blenheim’ are considered to be the most succulent and flavorful... the ‘Blenheim’ also blooms earlier than any other apricot tree.

Its rounded form and bright green foliage make this tree a refreshing showpiece for your yard! Start picking dozens of fresh, delicious apricots in early summer. Luscious, deep yellow and orange fruits brighten an already beautiful tree… and have so many uses!

Eat them fresh, use them for baking, or dry them for lovely holiday gifts. The ‘Blenheim’ is quite adaptable to most soil types, undemanding and self-fertile. Apricots, with such a sweet flavor, are a very popular fresh fruit in any household.

They're loaded with Vitamins A and C that are essential to healthy eating. Imagine being able to harvest this delicious, juicy fruit in your own yard! Nothing beats that “fresh off the tree” flavor.

The tree is compact in size, allowing it to be grown in any yard without taking up to much valuable space. The rounded form of bright green foliage and an early bloom period makes it a refreshing showpiece for your landscape!

Because the Apricot Tree blooms so early, you’ll be able to start picking loads of fresh apricots early in the summer. Luscious, deep yellow and orange fruits brighten the already beautiful tree.

With so many valuable uses, ordering one for your yard today will allow you to take advantage of the benefits offered as soon as possible. Apricot trees are easy to grow and quite adaptable to most soil types.

They are self-fertile – which means you don’t need to plant a pollinator tree too to get fruit. One tree is all you need to begin harvesting fresh fruit right outside your back door.

You will love all that your Apricot Tree has to offer. A live Apricot Tree also makes a wonderful house warming or wedding gift … what a thoughtful way to welcome someone to a new home or new life.

Be sure to order now to get delicious apricots this season.

Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 12-18 ft.
Mature Width: 6-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
Does not ship to: AZ, AR, ID, LA
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Blenheim Apricot


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Blenheim Apricot.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Blenheim Apricot gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Blenheim Apricot again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Blenheims are wonderful if....you can get them to set fruit. Where your springs are cool to cold, possibly wet, or windy your chances of getting fruit on this tree are one in ten. Go for a tree that flowers in May or June if you live above 4500 ft. elevation and have these conditions. Otherwise these trees grow great!! Put them on a drip system, keep them pruned properly and they will grow with little problems. I have mine on a south facing hillside, in an orchard, in clay soil and it's hot and dry here in the summer. But the Blenheim just grows and grows.
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How soon do the Blenheim apricot trees produce fruit ?
John M on May 10, 2015
Best Answer: Apricots are an early fruit. Here in California ours are about done now. (July 5, 2015)
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how soon after the initial planting does it produce fruit?
Jeffrey on Jul 7, 2015
Best Answer: I just planted it a few months ago, but I understand since the grafted rootstock is a mature tree, it should take less than the 5-7 years it takes for a younger tree. I am hoping for 2 years!
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I live in Grand Junction, Colorado. Is there a problem of blossoms freezing in the spring, causing loss of a crop with Blenheims? (We don't plant tomatoes until after May 15).
Hubert Sturges on Jul 6, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Hubert: I'm a California native. Blenheims have been grown in this part of Central California since the 1930's. I cannot tell you from personal experience, as our trees flower in April after the last frost. But yes, you are likely to loose fruit if the flowers freeze. I have heard of people successfully riding out a frost by using the heat of 5 watt christmas tree lights strung in the trees. There are also a few Blenheim varieties that are advertised as a Canadian White Blenheim that is supposed to be more frost resistant. Good luck! They are delicious.
Reply · Report · Jean L on Jul 23, 2015
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I've a Blenheim that I've grown from a pit. It stands over 12 feet tall now, but has only produced 1 apricot. Any thoughts on pruning and encouraging fruit?
kroset on Jul 3, 2015
Best Answer: I bought 5' trees, in pots. So far they have fruited, but since they are so new the fruit didn't stay on. From
what I have read, Miracle Grow for fruit trees is the most recommended, applied per the instructions.
And on the internet type in "pruning blenheim apricot trees" . It's important the main trunk is as large as
possible, to support the branches. I have pruned my trees back, to keep the branches from being leggy.
But we've had alot more rain than usual, and all my fruit trees are growing exceptionally well, so all of
them have had to be pruned back. But the internet will give the best answers for pruning and fruiting,
I didn't realize a blenheim could be grown from seed. That means if I want to grow more trees I don't
have to purchase them from a nursery. Really, just persevere and eventually all the information you
need will be found on the internet.
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is this Non GMO?
Lary m on May 5, 2015
Best Answer: It looks like the site says "Our Guarantee - non-GMO - on all plants. (I do not represent the company, just a fellow customer)
Reply · Report · Kitty B on Jun 25, 2015
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I live in the SF Bay Area, can I still grow this apricot tree?
Tammy H on Jul 8, 2015
Best Answer: Bleheims thrive in the Bay Area. I had 2 50 year old giant apricots in the back yard. We lost them because of the drought. When we had that last major downpour, they toppled. The roots spread and prefer to be near a structure (to keep them cool in the hot weather). In May we bought 2 replacements from this site. It took them about 2 weeks to get here, but the are in new giant holes, filled with organic potting soil and covered by mulch. They are some of the few things we water (drought). They have shot up, and have leaves on all the branches. I don't know how many years until I get fruit, but I am looking forward to making apricot jam again.... backyard Blenheims are the way to go. The fruit is so delicious, but once there ripe, they don't keep. That's why you don't see them often in stores. They make great pies, and the jam is blue ribbon quality. They are a treasure! Have no fear dear, plant away! Bay Area weather (normal weather) is perfect for Blenheims. Sign me as Liz, Vallejo
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Regarding Blenheim Apricot trees, Do you have them in stock, and where do you ship from?
M G on Jun 19, 2014
Best Answer: We currently do not have the Blenheim Apricot Tree is stock. Keep checking every few weeks to see if they become available. We ship them from South Carolina.
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