'Moor Park' Apricot

Prunus armeniaca cv. 'Moor Park'

[prunus_armeniaca]

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 Color(s): White, Pink Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8 Location at Monticello: South Orchard Planting Conditions: Full sun Map it: 38.009151,-78.451620

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Blooming Dates 2002: Mar 21 – Apr 182003: Mar 21 – Apr 182004: Mar 22 – Apr 162006: Mar 11 – Apr 202007: Mar 28 – Apr 252008: Mar 24 – Apr 252009: Mar 20 – Apr 172010: Mar 23 – Apr 232011: Mar 15 – Apr 152012: Mar 19 – Apr 132013: Mar 21 – Apr 242014: Mar 24 – Apr 11