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Growing Zones: 5-9



Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Chill Hours:

600

Botanical Name:

Prunus armeniaca

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, AR, ID, LA

Loaded with Juicy Apricots

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.

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.





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Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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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
December 31, 2012
my apricot trees bloom every year, but never produce any fruits
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
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 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
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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.
September 5, 2014
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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
December 31, 2012
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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Tender
 
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survivors
I bought 6 apricots for our acreage this year. Drought
hit and I'm busy but 2 died, 2 are iffy, and yours are
great. I will never buy anywhere else.
July 29, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
5
New Apricot Tree
I ordered this tree and it was shipped quickly and well packed.
I planted it on Sunday, and it was blooming by Wednesday.
I don't expect fruit this year, but I sure am enjoying the blooms.
All trees ordered from FGT have been outstanding quality, great service. I won't purchase fruit from any other retailer. Thank you for great business practices.
February 27, 2016
Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Encouraged
The tree has almost doubled in size since it arrived and was planter I look forward to next spring when it starts producing apricots
July 29, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Still in shock!?!
My Moorpark came well packaged with no damage. It had several limbs but no leaves when it arrived. In fact, there haven't been any indications that the tree is alive except there is a waxy coating to the branch ends and the last 6 inches of the branch are a beautiful deep brown. I am thinking it is still in shock and that we will not see anything until next spring?
June 3, 2016
Gulfport, MS
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
9

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Planting & Care

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.


Questions & Answers

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like apricots
sergey s on Apr 8, 2016
Grew up on these ant grandparents
Cooper B on Mar 26, 2016
Sweet and larger fruit?!
Maria B on Mar 27, 2016
Tasty
Jerry S on Mar 20, 2016
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.
Reply · Report · Derek J on Jun 4, 2014
when should I plant apricot trees in zone 7?
carol h on Feb 5, 2015
Best Answer: Always best when tree is dormant.
Reply · Report · Douglas B P on Jul 6, 2015
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pollinator??
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.
Reply · Report · Rebeka F on Jun 9, 2014
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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
Best Answer: Hi, I'm in zone 9 and you are not in zone 10, you are in zone 9B. My first Moorpark didn't make it but I had bought insurance and F-G-S quickly replaced it and this one is doing great. I think it's worth a shot! I don't know if you need 2 trees but they recommend getting a Beinhieim apricot as well. They don't have that tree on their site?????
Reply · Report · Victoria H on Aug 6, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · wendy c on Sep 7, 2014
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Can this grow in zone 8?
Shawn L on Mar 13, 2016
Best Answer: Mine are doing very well in zone 7. There should be no problem with growing them in zone 8.

Chris
Reply · Report · Chris on Mar 16, 2016
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how many years does it take to start producing fruit? I planted a pit 5 years ago and it is about 5 ft tall! when can I expect fruit?
Orvetta M on Jun 10, 2015
Best Answer: I planted mine last spring and it is covered in fruit. Some fruit trees need cross pollination . You may need to plant a second small tree. Good luck.
Reply · Report · Sharon C on Jun 11, 2015
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I'm in zone 10 in Cali and I've had an apricot, and cherry tree for 4 years and neither have produce, and I keep hoping the do? Can anyone help me ?
Need to know B on Sep 27, 2015
Best Answer: In a zone 10 I would assume that you are not getting the correct amount of chill hours for these trees to produce fruit.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 28, 2015
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I have a balcony which is 7 ft wide, 11 ft long and 9-10 ft in height. I want fruit plants which can be planted in plotters/raise beds or what have you to suit to balcony area. Will this plant fit in there? If not do you have any other fruit suggestions [ California Bay area Zone 9]. One Bacony is facing west. Another is facing North. The north one doesn't get any sun.
Simran S on Aug 10, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Simran
This apricot may work with diligent pruning when it's more mature. We do have some delicious fruit trees that are smaller. Our Little Miss Figgy, Guava,Nagami Kumquat,Cavendish Banana Tree,Bonanza Peach Tree along with quite a few others. When you go to our home page type in patio plants. It will bring up a wide variety of plants ideal to your growing conditions. If you need further assistance please contact our sales department at 1 888 504-2001
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Aug 19, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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Does the Moorpark apricot produce kernels that are bitter?
wayne on Apr 26, 2016
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