Chinese Mormon Apricot Tree
Chinese Mormon Apricot Tree produces heavy crops of medium, yellow to orange fruit with excellent flavor and texture very early in the growing season. It blooms late with frost-resistant buds, making it an excellent choice for areas with later Spring frosts. It has what people call a Sweet Pit because you can actually eat the kernel like you would an almond. This Apricot requires about 700 hours of chill time below 45º F.
Latin Name: Prunus armeniaca
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil
RootstockDescription: Chinese Mormon is grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock, Lovell Peach is very hardy and well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Chinese Mormon is self-fertile, but benefits from cross-pollination.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 50+ lbs.
USDA Zone: 4-7