It's time for Edible Gardening! People are buying fruiting trees for their landscapes in record numbers. And no wonder, with the exceptional flavor and beauty of Moorpark Apricot Tree (Prunus armeniaca 'Moorpark').
These heritage trees are beloved for their exquisite flavor. Known as one of the best for fresh eating, canning or drying, Moorpark also has a very useful feature.
Not all of the fruit ripens at the same time. You can enjoy tree-ripe fruit for several weeks with a long season of harvest.
Add another variety to increase the overall size of your crop from both trees. Pollination partners help boost your production.
With Apricot trees, you'll also enjoy a fabulous flowering display in spring. Moorpark is a good choice for cold, rainy springtimes. The blooms come on a bit later, which is a great way to beat any late frosts.
This is a consistent variety of large fruit that has plenty of eye appeal. You'll enjoy the floral aroma, as well.
Moorpark has a juicy sweet flavor and resembles a small, yellow peach. It has deep orange flesh and skin with a smooth, golden-yellow, orange blush.
It's wonderful for drying, used in baked desserts, special homemade preserves and canned. Of course, you'll eat your fill of excellent apricots fresh, right off the tree!
This tree has been cherished since the 1600's. One taste of a Moorpark from your very own tree will make you understand why Lord Anson from Moor Park took such pride in his own harvest.
Why not choose this year to make Moorpark Apricot a part of your own private orchard? Order today!
Edible plants that are as ornamental as this stunning variety should be used as a focus point in your landscape. You'll love the fragrant spring color, and the glowing oval fruits in the summertime.
Add in a mulched bed behind your patio seating to allow it to serve dual purposes. The lush, heart-shaped leaves give a little privacy, too.
Yes, you can use fruiting trees in your front yard. Plant this beauty front and center.
You might get a curious neighbor or two, but they'll understand your choice if you share a bit of your bounty with them. Edible Landscaping—even in a small space—is an enduring trend.
There are two ways you can keep this tree. Allow it to achieve its full size, height and spread to use as a specimen tree.
You can also keep them smaller with simple summer pruning for size control. Try a hedgerow of several varieties along the length of your fence line. Plant them as close as 5 feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
Add varieties that ripen at different points along the season. You'll love having fresh fruit over a long period of time.
Or, create a mini-orchard for your backyard. Choose Nectarines, Cherries, Apples, you name it! Be sure to add smaller fruit shrubs as a low hedge or in containers. Enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Plant Apricot trees in a full sun location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Ensure it also has adequate room for good air circulation.
No low-lying spots for Moorpark, please. Poor air drainage traps cold air, and can damage spring blooms.
Moorpark will perform best in well-drained, fertile soils with a pH of 5.5 to 7.5. If you need to improve the soil drainage, simply create a raised planting bed or mound dirt to 18 inches and 3 feet wide. Plant in that mound.
Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis. This is especially important during fruit production.
Keep your trees happy by applying a 3 inch layer of mulch to keep the root system nice and moist. Spread it out to 3 feet past the canopy.
Be sure to pull the mulch back from the trunk by several inches. Apricots need good air circulation.
In spring after bud break, prune Apricots to remove crossing branches. The goal is to eliminate vertical branches to allow for more sunlight and air into the canopy.
Thin young fruit to one apricot every 4 inches early on. You'll get bigger, better apricots with this small task.
Prune for size control in summer. Sculpt fruit trees to keep them under 8 feet for ease of harvest, spraying and netting.
Attractive Moorpark Apricots have incredible flavor, and consistent productivity. You can use the fruit for all-purposes. Please order quickly, as we will sell out of this marvelous, time-tested variety.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Prunus armeniaca 'Moorpark'|
|Mature Height||Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|