Common name Apricot
Botanical name Prunus armeniaca
Height (m) 9
Forest layer low-tree
Fruit / berries
Propagation method Graft
Shade / Sun Full sun
Soil type Most
Harvest January February
Details Healthy seedling tree of unknown parentage that produces very large flattish freestone fruit ripening in January. Blossoms late August to early September. First fruiting 2017 (7 years old).
Propagation method Sow pot / tray
Date June 01, 2010
Details Freestone variety that has superbly flavoured fruit that are medium to large in size. Skin is deep yellow with orange blush thatâs fuzz free. The soft and juicy flesh of Moorpark allows the fruit to be suitable for fresh eating, bottling or drying. A mid-season variety best suited for cooler climates.
Variety Royal Rosa
Details A very early, freestone selection with tasty firm sweet, golden flesh. Bears young and heavy. More disease tolerant than many apricots. An excellent home selection for many areas of NZ. Self fertile.