The Main Plant entry for Apricots (Prunus armeniaca)

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Matching plants under this entry:
Prunus armeniaca
Armeniaca armeniaca
Armeniaca vulgaris

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects

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Comments:
Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Sep 29, 2011 6:04 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant

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Posted by Dewberry (Austin, TX) on Apr 21, 2021 9:21 PM

This delicious fruit can be frustrating for gardeners in climates with late freezes. Apricots are notoriously prone to getting nipped in the bud, so in places like Texas you can really only expect to get an apricot crop once every few years.

But they are splendid. The best taste, and a no-mess stone fruit!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Issue with parent entries preventing addition of synonyms by Australis Apr 2, 2018 6:35 AM 5
Leaf Comparison by amadorhill Aug 4, 2017 4:07 PM 2
parent plant for Prunus by purpleinopp Mar 5, 2015 3:19 PM 12
Parent Entry or Special DB for Apricots Request by dbrawner Aug 19, 2014 7:34 AM 1
More on the subject of non-cultivar top-level plants by dave Nov 14, 2011 6:52 PM 69

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