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'Moor Park' Apricot

Prunus armeniaca ‘cv. 'Moor Park'’

Jefferson ordered the Moor Park from the William Prince nursery in 1791 and later received scions from Timothy Matlack in 1807. The Moor Park was introduced into England in 1760 and was named for the estate where it first fruited. The tree produces large, roundish bright orange fruit with a very firm orange flesh.

Jefferson was also known to have planted the Peach, Brussels, and Large Early varieties of apricot as well as another from France he called the "Melon" peach.

Text adapted from Fruit and Fruit Trees of Monticello by Peter J. Hatch.

Growth Type: 
Deciduous Tree
White, Pink
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5
Location at Monticello: 
South Orchard
Planting Conditions: 
Full sun
Blooming History: 
2002 Mar 21 to 2002 Apr 182003 Mar 21 to 2003 Apr 182004 Mar 22 to 2004 Apr 162006 Mar 11 to 2006 Apr 202007 Mar 28 to 2007 Apr 252008 Mar 24 to 2008 Apr 252009 Mar 20 to 2009 Apr 172010 Mar 23 to 2010 Apr 232011 Mar 15 to 2011 Apr 152012 Mar 19 to 2012 Apr 132013 Mar 21 to 2013 Apr 242014 Mar 24 to 2014 Apr 11
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