The Main Plant entry for Apricots (Prunus armeniaca)

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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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Common names
  • Apricot
Matching plants under this entry
  • Prunus armeniaca
  • Armeniaca vulgaris
  • Armeniaca armeniaca

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Location: Wasatch Front, Utah
Date: 2016-04-05

Date: 2021-05-31
Location: Fairfax, VA
Neighbor's tree is done blooming. Oops. Missed the big bloom stuf

Photo credit: Cipriana Gonzalvo Dumbrique
Location: Fairfax VA | January 2023
Date: 2023-01-27
Location: Fairfax, VA | January 2023
Date: 2023-01-11

Photo credit: Cipriana Gonzalvo Dumbrique

Date: 2014-07-27

Date: 2021-03-19
Location: Fairfax, VA | March, 2023
Date: 2023-03-25
Location: Arizona
picture courtesy of Davie Brooks

Date: 2014-07-29

Date: 2012-12-14

Date: 2009-12-31
Photo courtesy of: Alex E. Proimos

credit: Fir0002
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-03-29
In my garden
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-03-29
In my garden
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-03-29
In my garden

Date: 2012-12-14
Location: Indiana  zone 5
Date: 2016-05-21
leaves of Pioneer

Date: 2012-07-05

Date: 2012-07-05

Date: 2012-07-05

Date: 2014-07-27
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Comments:
  • Posted by Dewberry (Austin, TX) on Apr 21, 2021 9:21 PM concerning plant:
    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!
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Sep 29, 2011 6:04 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant
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