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.
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Typical Blooming Dates: March–April
Growth Type: Deciduous Tree
Blossom Color(s): White, Pink
Hardiness Zones: 5–8
Location at Monticello: South Orchard
Planting Conditions: Full sun