Apricot - Moorpark
The Apricot, Moorpark, Prunus armeniaca, has a juicy sweet flavor and resembles a small, yellow peach. It has deep orange flesh with a smooth golden yellow, orange blush. It is used for drying, desserts, preserves and canning, or excellent for fresh eating right off the tree.
Moorpark ripens from early July to late August. Self fertile. The apricots ripen quickly and should be picked when a little firm since just a half a day in the house they are more than ripe. Apricots are rich in Vitamin A, B and C, Calcium, Copper, Iron, and Phosphorus, so are a very healthy food. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours of sunlight daily, and regular watering.
|Mature Height||Standard: 15 - 25 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Characteristics||Rich Flavor, Canning|
|Bloom Period||Early Spring|
|Pollinator Required||None Required|