Moorpark Apricot
England 1760


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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. Moorpark is a long time favorite of connoisseurs for its exceptionally rich flavor and aroma. Reliable producer in favorable climates. Ripens over a long period of time, spreading the season. Small tree grows 8' to 10' ft.

Growing Considerations for Moorpark Apricot
England 1760

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Early

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Harvest Period: Late

Low Chill: Yes

Origin Date: 1700`s

Uses: Canning / Preserves, Fresh Eating

Storage: A few weeks

Years to Bear: 1-3 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: Mariana (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Basic tips 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.

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Joel McLafferty
5 of 5 Stars
My property is close to Moorpark CA and I naively thought that the apricot was named after the town and therefore would thrive. Now it seems that the town is younger and probably was named after the apricot. In any case, the tree is thriving.


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.