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Moorpark Apricot

Moorpark Apricot

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Moorparks give you large apricots that are nutritious, sweet and fun to eat! Its a healthy family snack eaten fresh, dried or canned.

*images shown are of mature plants

Moorpark Apricot

Loaded with Juicy Apricots


The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

4-5 ft.
Oversized Fee: $ 7.00 each

Ships Mon, Dec 29th
List: $ 139.90
Sale: $ 90.94
6 at $ 86.39 each
Planting Mix for Apricot Trees
Moorpark Apricot Planting Mix

Helps your Moorpark Apricot get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 9.09
Moorpark Apricot
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 7.74

Apricots are great not only because of their sweet flavor, but apricots are also loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C & healthy antioxidants. 

Now, you can grow your own healthy crop of delicious fruit every summer with the Moorpark Apricot tree. 

The Moorpark explodes with fresh fruit every summer, giving you beautiful fragrant white flowers in the spring! 

These fast growing trees require little or no maintenance, and they're tolerant of most soils and growing conditions.

That means you get tons of delicious, healthy apricots from July to late August... every year! 

Moorpark apricots are larger than typical apricots. You'll be loaded with huge fruit every summer. 

Apricots are self pollinating, which means that you can plant just one tree and you'll get fruit. However, we recommend planting a Moorpark with a Blenheim Apricot tree for cross-pollination... so you get even more fruit throughout the summer. 

Apricots are packed with carotenoids, which are healthy antioxidants that help prevent heart disease, reduce "bad cholesterol" levels and protect against cancer. Every fresh apricot you snack on is a step towards a healthier lifestyle. 

They're the perfect snack! Pick 'em right off the tree for a fresh treat... but they are also great canned or dried. 

Moorpark Apricot trees mature to a height of just 15-20 ft. tall, so they easily fit in most yards. Perfect for growing zones 5-9.







Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 10-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Rootstock: MARIANA 26-24
Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
Does not ship to: AZ, AR, ID, LA,
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Moorpark Apricot

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Moorpark 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 Moorpark 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 Moorpark 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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Excellent Apricot
My Moorpark Apricot proved to be very hardy, down to Zone 6. I put on a lot of growth this summer, so I am very pleased. No fruit this first year, but I anticipate next year will be fine.
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September 5, 2014
1 year ago
I grew up with two Morepark Apricot trees in my backyard. These are the largest, sweetest, best flavored apricot you'll ever have the privilege of eating. The are perfect for jam, cobbler, canning, freezing, drying, and absolutely the best eaten while standing under the tree. Their only draw back is that they do not keep well after being picked -- not even in the refrigerator. This is why you'll never see them in the produce section of a grocery store. But don't let that stop you -- just don't pick them until you're ready to use them
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December 31, 2012
I was a bit disappointed when our 5-6 foot tree arrived. Please don't get me wrong, the tree did not arrive with any damage, however, I was surprised with the very thin branches and a very small trunk diameter. We ordered the 5-6 foot tree, so I assumed it would be a somewhat established tree
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December 31, 2012
1 year ago
my apricot trees bloom every year, but never produce any fruits
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December 31, 2012
Tree arrived in great condition. We transplanted it in early spring and it has taken off well, with lots of leaf growth during its first year on our property. We are very pleased with it so far. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that I'd like to see if/how it produces fruit
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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
I got my Moonpark Apricot tree very soon after my order,what a surprise.I have got trees from others ,not even close to this tree.It realy looked like a growing tree,VERY well packed and wasnt a little stick like the others.I wish I had found FGT.long ago. I will buy from them from now on,and all my friends will also
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
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cold tolerance?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: Planted two Moorparks last spring, so no fruit yet. Survived a brutal winter with multiple snowfalls of several feet each, long stretches of sub-zero temps and strong winds. We live in the mountains of western Maryland at about 2400' altitude. Full leaves although I noticed no flowers this year possibly due to a mid-May frost.
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A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: This is a self-pollinating tree...I have only had it for one year, but thus far, I have been happy with it.
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What type of soil is best? What Ph?
Wendy A on Sep 6, 2014
Best Answer: our soil here in elko, nv is very alkaline but this tree is doing ok. haven't had any fruit yet but that is more due to weather than soil.
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what do u mean when u say rootstock.?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: Our trees are grafted, meaning they're cut from a larger more mature healthy tree. The root stock refers to the roots that the grafted tree came from.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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Where can I find a Blenhiem apricot for cross-pollination?
Sandy R on Jul 25, 2014
Best Answer: We carry Blenhiem Apricot Trees, but unfortunately they're currently on back order until further notice. We're unfamiliar with the local nursery trees in your area, but we suggest checking with them or checking back with us in a about 3 weeks.
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I live in zone 10 in south Florida. Could I plant Moorpack Appricot Tree ?
Do I need to plant a second tree for pollinating ?
Thank you:
Jesus of Nokomis, Florida.
Jesus C on Nov 9, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
  Zone 6 March 30th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99+ ~32%

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.