In 1542, during the time of Henry 8th, his gardener brought apricots to England from Italy, and the biggest growing breakthrough was achieved by Lord Anson at Moor Park in Hertfordshire, producing the European favorite variety called the Moorpark apricot tree. Moorpark apricot trees are a long time favorite of connoisseurs for its exceptionally rich flavor and aroma. Reliable producer in favorable climates. The Moorpark apricots ripen over a long period of time, spreading out the harvest season. The Moorpark apricot is naturally a rather small tree grows 9' to 12' ft. making a nice addition to the home garden. Please see below for further information on our Moorpark apricot trees for sale. ***Please note: this is a 1-year tree (younger and smaller than our typical 2- year trees). This 1-year tree is about 2-3 feet tall when shipped and 1/4" in caliper.
Considerations for Moorpark Apricot
USDA Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Late
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Early
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: England 1760
Storage: A few weeks
Rootstock: Mariana (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 1-3 years
Recommended Spacing: 10-12ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Size of tree
***Please note: this is a 1-year tree (younger and smaller than our typical 2 year trees). This 1-year tree is about 2-3 feet tall when shipped and 1/4" in caliper.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.