Moorpark Apricot

Prunus armeniaca ‘Moorpark’
Size: #7
15 feet high x 12 feet wide
Zone 4
Full Sun

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Apricots in Wyoming?  It’s possible. There are two primary challenges. The first is choosing a tree that can survive our tough climate. The second is that most apricots bloom very early in the spring so once you get the tree to survive you often won’t get fruit due to a frost. Moorpark is the best apricot we’ve found to address these challenges. It has a juicy sweet flavor and is excellent right off the tree or used for drying, in baked desserts, homemade preserves and canned. Apricot trees are self-fertile so only one tree is required to obtain fruit; however planting more than one can boost yields.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.