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PRUNUS armeniaca 'Wenatchee Moorpark'
Apricot, Wenatchee Moorpark Apricot
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This is a modern hybrid of a very ancient tree that has been in cultivation for over five thousand years. Its point of origin is believed to be somewhere in Asia Minor. Known as either Wenatchee or Moorpark bears large fruit on a medium sized tree with a broad canopy. Large oval bright green leaves are held on upright branches. This variety is often grafted onto plum or peach rootstock in dwarf, semi-dwarf and full sized forms.
The pink flowers of this apricot tree blooms so early that frost can interfere with pollination and fruit production. It is best limited to regions that are not threatened by late spring frosts. Its large fruit is highly valued for drying, retaining a good size even when dehydrated. It is also popular for home canning. Fruit is a rich golden color. The tree itself is quite cold hardy, but asks for stable winter temperatures followed by a long, hot and very dry summer. Plant in full sun in well drained soils.
10 - 1
4 - 8
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
15'-35' / 4.6m - 10.7m
Hybrid Origin, Western Asia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant, Average Water
White, Light Pink
Yellow, Orange, Rose
Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree
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