Apricot Trees

APRICOTS

(Prunus armeniaca)

Apricots are a popular summer fruit that are thought to have originated in the Mediterranean or Central Asia regions. These trees can be grown in most areas of southern Australia with a good amount of success, but due to their origins, they do prefer a more dry-style climate.

They would be best planted in very well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soil and in a full sun position.

Most apricots are self-pollinating, so they don’t require a partner to produce fruit. They do require a bit of cooler weather to fruit, however, and the chill hours required will vary depending on the variety.

Due to this, they may not produce much if any fruit in the warmer, more coastal regions of Australia (like areas of QLD and northern NSW).

Dwarf apricots produce the same sized fruit as regular apricot trees. Once trees are mature, they can bear a large amount of fruit if planted in the right conditions, so for dwarf trees, staking is recommended to help support the branches.

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Fullsize Varieties

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Max Height: 4 – 5m

  • Divinity
  • Moorpark
  • Trevatt

Dwarf Varieties

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Max Height: 2.5 – 3m

  • Bulida
  • Divinity
  • Moorpark
  • Trevatt

Apricot Variety Information

Click on the names below for more details about our apricot range, as well as pollination information.

Bulida Apricot Information

The Bulida is a rather large fruit for an apricot. It has golden orange skin that can sometimes take on a slight red blush when ripe. The flesh is firm and orange with a sweet and juicy flavour.

Fruit ripens: December – January

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating

Divinity Apricot Information

The Divinity apricot is medium in size with a bright orange skin that can be tinged with red or yellow in some parts. The inner flesh is firm and light orange with a sweet and juicy flavour.

Fruit ripens: December – January

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating

Moorpark Apricot Information

Moorpark is a well-known old-style apricot. The fruit can grow quite large, as far as apricots go, and has a relatively oval shape. Its skin is a very pretty deep, golden orange colour. The inner flesh is firm and juicy and is widely regarded to have a particularly rich flavour.

Fruit ripens: January

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating

Trevatt Apricot Information

Trevatt is also a relatively old variety and a popular Aussie heirloom fruit from the early 1900s. It’s a larger, round fruit with a pale orange skin. Its inner flesh is firm and juicy with a good, sweet flavour as well.

Fruit ripens: December – January

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating

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