Moorpark Apricot Tree

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Juicy Heritage Variety Moorpark Apricot Tree

  • Late Season
  • 600 Chill Hours
  • Consistent Producer
  • Fruit Ripens in Stages for Long Period of Fresh Harvest
  • Large, Yellow-Skinned Fruit Features Pretty Red Blush
  • Succulent, Aromatic Flesh
  • Wonderful for Fresh Eating, Dried and Canned
  • Juicy Fruit with Extraordinarily Rich Flavor
  • Beautiful Spring Flowers Bloom Pale Pink
  • Blooms a Bit Later Than Others to Resist Late Spring Frosts
  • Performs Well in Rainy Spring Climates
  • Self-Pollinating, but Add Another Apricot Tree to Increase Harvest Yield

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!

How to Use Moorpark Apricot Tree in the Landscape

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 Landscapingeven in a small spaceis 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!

#ProPlantTips for Care

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.

Apricot Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Moorpark Apricot Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you’ll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect your young apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca 'Moorpark') to begin fruiting usually by the 2nd-4th year after you plant them.

How Fast Do Moorpark Apricot Trees Grow?

Once your apricot tree has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 12-18 inches of new growth in a growing season. If your plants are adding less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.

Where do Moorpark Apricot Trees Grow Best?

Apricot trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more. Provide good air circulation and moderate, yet consistent water. They do need very well-drained soil.

Do You Need 2 Apricot Trees to Produce Fruit?

Many apricot trees are self-fertile, however planting more than one apricot tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time! The Moorpark Apricot Tree is self-pollinating and doesn't need a pollinator to produce fruit.

Apricot trees that need a pollinator partner will have the appropriate tree(s) listed for you to choose from. Nature Hills Nursery lists pollinators for each tree on the product pages. This gives you must-have information right at your fingertips!

No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.

When Should Moorpark Apricot Tree be Planted?

Bareroot apricot trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown apricot trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.

  • Plant bareroot apricot trees in the early spring.
  • Plant container-grown trees anytime the ground is not frozen by digging a hole as deep as the soil line and twice as wide.

How Do I Find Moorpark Apricot Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life more flavorful and your landscape work for you by shopping for Apricot trees at online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely apricot tree varieties!

Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.

What shipping options do you offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Moorpark Apricot Tree for sale here at!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Moorpark Apricot Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus armeniaca 'Moorpark'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Adaptable
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Mid-Season