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Apricot - Moorpark

Apricot - Moorpark
Apricot - Moorpark Apricot - Moorpark Apricot - Moorpark
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Plant Profile
Botanical Name Prunus armeniaca 'Moorpark'
Features The Moorpark Apricot is large, juicy, sweet, and richer in flavor than almost all apricots. It is self-pollinating and ripens in late June or early July. As the Moorpark apricots ripen in summer the fruit enlarges into golden skin with red highlights and a tasty sweet interior pulp.
Exposure Full sun
Hardiness Zone USDA Zones 4-8
Mature Size 15’ Tall, 15’ Wide
Genus Description Prunus is a genus of more than 200 species of deciduous or evergreen, upright, rounded, or occasionally spreading trees or shrubs, widely distributed in N. temperate regions and in the Andes of South America and mountains of S.E. Asia. They occur mainly in wood­land, woodland margins, and thickets, but also in a range of other habitats, including coastal sands, rocky places, and cliffs. They have alternate, broadly ovate to lance-shaped, elliptic, oblong, or obovate to almost rounded, usually toothed leaves. Ornamental Prunus species and cultivars are grown for their white, or pink or red flowers, which are saucer-, bowl-, or cup-shaped, with 5 petals (more in semi-double or double forms); they are usually followed by fleshy, spherical or ovoid fruits. They are excellent, although often short-lived, specimen trees and shrubs, many being suitable for a small garden. Armeniaca specie is a small deciduous, round-crown tree with reddish bark, simple heat-shaped, glossy leaves 3-5in long. Bears cup-shaped white to pinkish flowers, 1in across, on bare branches, followed by yellow to orange edible drupes, 1 ½ - 2in long. Needs long, hot, dry summers and chilly winters with little risk of late frost.
Care Tips
Cultivation Grow in any moist but well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. When pruning, remove wayward or crossing shoots to maintain permanent, healthy framework. Prune in late winter or early spring, when dormant; some in late summer or early autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
Pests and Diseases Caterpillars, borers, scale insects, aphids, leaf hoppers, nematode, and eriophyid mites are common. Crown gall, mushroom root rot, canker, dieback, lesions, fireblight, leaf curl, powdery mildew, mosaic and ringspot viruses, and many other diseases can occur.

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