Manchurian Apricot (Prunus armeniaca "Mandshurica") Plants
pH 6-7.5 (slightly acidic to neutral)
Sub Canopy, Large Shrub, Small tree 10' to 15'ft tall x 12'-18' crown
Space 10-12' apart all around
12-18" plants as sold
Restricted States, AE, AK, CA, CO, GU, HI, ID, OR, PR, WA.
Sandy loam to some clay, moist soilSweet, juicy, freestone flesh. Tolerates heat and cold. Blooms before it leafs out. Very vigorous, thrives almost anywhere. Bears young and heavily. Self-fruitful but produces better in a group of 2 or 3. Fertilize after the tree has reached bearing age. Not grafted, it is a seedling.
Excellent taste, later blooming, and more pest resistant than American varieties. Manchurian apricots retain their genetic diversity and vigor.
Springtime blushing pink blossoms appear first, then the leaves. Summer this tree produces an abundance of rich-flavored, red-cheeked apricots for eating fresh, your favorite recipes, canning, drying and freezing.