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APRICOT - MOORPARK

General Apricot Photo byBy Fir0002 GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
Description

A well recommended cultivar. One of the most popular home garden apricots because of its rich flavour. Excellent for fresh fruit, jam, drying, stewing and juice. Mid- to late season maturity

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Pot: NONE (Bare Root)
Height: 70-80cm
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Chill High (#ChillHigh), Climate Temperate (#ClimateTemperate), Colour Flesh Orange (#ColourFleshOrange), Colour Fruit Skin Orange (#ColourFruitSkinOrange), Eat Fresh (#EatFresh), Eat Jam (#EatJam), Grow Full Sun (#GrowFullSun), Jam Pickle And Preserve (#JamPickleAndPreserve), Leaves Deciduous (#LeavesDeciduous), Pollination Self Fertile (#PollinationSelfFertile), Size Fruit 2-5cm (#SizeFruit2-5cm), Size Height 2-5m (#SizeHeight2-5m), Size Plant Width 2-5m (#SizePlantWidth2-5m), Sweet (#Sweet)

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Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March

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Apricot - Moorpark 8/10

HomegrownHeddibles1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3655 days 10hrs

Comments: -

This variety dates from the late 1600s or earlier.  Said to be Jane Austen's favourite, but were there many competitors back then?!!?

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 10% in Summer and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

No pests affecting it (touchwood), other than drought, high winds and fierce summer heat over 2008/2009 which ruined a lot of the fruit, damn it!

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Purchased bare-rooted (this option not available, as per above "First Fruited" list)

Extremely productive.  Fruit needs to be thinned to improve quality of remainder.  Fruit tough on the outside but spongy and very sweet and moist on the inside - extremes of heat and bloody water restrictions probably to blame for its first crop being that way.

Better luck in 2009/2010, I hope.


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Apricot - Moorpark 10/10

Kirstie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3653 days 13hrs

Comments: - Fruits beautifully every year after Christmas. Tastes amazing!

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2003

Height 3 metres

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Pest Control: none


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 6/10

Itdepends1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3201 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Planted in the same hole as a Trevatt Apricot and trained to form half of a vase (The Trevatt forms the other half). Not fruiting yet- expect the first fruit this year.

Heaps of fruit summer 09/10- enought for eating over the relatively short season (hey it is stonefruit after all) but not enough yet for jam

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 25% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Fruit fly spray and bordeaux spray in winter just before bud burst

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 10/10

Margssubtropical1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3520 days 20hrs

Comments: -

this is just the most wonderful tree and fruit..it gets covered in fruit even after a couple of years and this year is absolutely bulging  here is a detail of the fruit..and for some reaseon we are having less problem with birds and possums..

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2006

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: foliar

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

no sprays except a super soaker aimed at possums at night!

Organic Status:Organic


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Lorna's Edible Fruits
Update: 3634 days 23hrs

Comments: -

I am growing garlic at the base.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 8/10

Steve1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3441 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Growing well, but late spring frosts have so far toasted every fruit. Am going to put a barrel of water under it this week...

Good news this year fruiting. Left the grass very long this year (over winter and spring) - which appears to have minimized the frost damage i normally get.

First harvest this year! Only about 4kg, but a start...

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2006

Height 4 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: rotted manure, pea straw

Pest Control:

Netting for birds.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Has anyone seen a variety called Morocco? Jackie French talks about it and it would be much more suited to my climate than Moorepark!


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted)

Col1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3278 days 13hrs

Comments: -

The most delicious wonderful fruit i have ever tasted. Firm on the outside, soft closer to the seed. Sweetness and acid well balanced. I never get many fruit as Toowoomba is just not cold enough, however the frut i do get are devine.

 

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2006

Height 3.5 metres

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Fertilise in summer. Fungicide before flower burst.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Apricot - Moorpark 7/10

Wormz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 403 days 10hrs

Comments: - Vigourous growth Beautiful fruit

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2015

Height 3 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Worm Leachate

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Chilli Garlic dish soap

Question: Best time for pruning please?


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 6/10

Kaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1391 days 14hrs

Comments: -

26/10/15 had heaps of flowers this year and we have fruit yay!! Had 3 fruit last year but someone broke the branch off %uD83D%uDE23

24/5/13 still has not flowered

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 4 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:  

Organic Status:Organic

Question:  


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 9/10

Lee2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3186 days 16hrs

Comments: - Love the taste of fresh apricots!  Love the heart shaped leaves of the tree.  Love that it is not fussy.  Love that it is growing so well and bearing so much fruit this year.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter, Complete Fruit tree fertiliser

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: None.  Almost daily inspection to prevent problems

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

I haven't pruned it yet and have been surprised by the amazing spring growth.  But now the branches are bending down under the weight of scores of fruit. Being greedy, I thought I'd let it drop the excess fruit at its own discretion, but only a few have fallen.  I will have to support the branches somehow for the next couple of months.  Then I want to do a summer prune as I've heard winter pruning encourages fungal diseases.  (Which is why I didn't prune it earlier)

Last year it had about thirty fruit, six months after planting, but this year it's loaded with them!

My question is:   Should I thin out the fruit which is dotted along the whole length of the branches and causing them to hang horizontally?   Then, when I summer-prune, how hard should I be? 


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Apricot - Moorpark 9/10

Bizibee's Edible Fruits
Update: 2813 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Bought from the market in a pot 3 years ago.  Two years ago I transfered to ground.  It gets sun all day and is thriving.  Last year got one apricot, this year nothing but the tree looks great.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn and Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 7/10

Bloodanddreams 's Edible Fruits
Update: 1638 days 16hrs

Comments: - Bought locally, and slow to thrive. Half the size of the Daleys Fireball purchased years later. Much loved by birds. May use for preserving with the larger fruited Fireball for fresh eating, 6 weeks earlier. Severely pruned for shape last year. Lots of water given. Promising progress this year. Will invest in bird netting.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting and Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 10/10

Buzz RW1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1054 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Flowering

Planted: 2015

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Buzz RW1 says... [1015 days 0hrs ago]
Plenty of fruit for the first year planted ....I think I will plant another next year since it seems to do so well
Buzz RW1 says... [982 days 21hrs ago]
Cockys got to it and striped all the fruit off it and damaged some of the branches

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Apricot - Moorpark 6/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 3498 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Existing tree.  I **think** it is a Moorpark.  Masses of green fruit. 

*SOB*  Fruitfly has destroued the crop.  Ahh well, at least they left the plums alone :-)  1/10/10  Chainsaw tratment to bring it to a manageable size

Fruiting Months October and November

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood 'N Bone

Pest Control:

Will probably have to buy some fruit fly traps / bait.

Question:

Anyone know the best method for pruning an old Apricot.  Most of the branches are way above harvesting height?


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 7/10

BRENDAN1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3048 days 8hrs

Comments: -

TASTE home grown fruit picked when ripe & tasted great

tried some apricots from a large supermarket that deals in fresh food    bloody awful. large good looking pale orange fruit when fully ripe ,was watery with no flavour

 

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: No


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Fiona11's Edible Fruits
Update: 847 days 15hrs

Comments: - Hubby loves stone fruit.  One day when we have our grey water system established and shelter for such trees!


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 6/10

BJ11's Edible Fruits
Update: 760 days 1hrs

Comments: - Planted location #36 (clay, som quartz). Suffered black die-back severly during first summer. Cut back to healthy growth just above the graft and is now growingly strongly.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: Chickens and pruning

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Anand Rathod's Edible Fruits
Update: 194 days 12hrs

Comments: - taste of fruit

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 4 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Apricot - Moorpark 8/10

Aaron Siemienow1's Edible Fruits
Update: 290 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Brought from local nursery - lots of nice fruit if frost doesnt get flowers

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2015

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 50% in Summer

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Pivot Multigro


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Nelly1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1617 days 23hrs

Comments: - Survived oct13 fires but not the demolition team

Pollination: Self Pollination


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