Great-Tasting Fruit Wenatchee Apricot Tree
- Early Mid-Season
- 700 Chill Hours
- Known as a Good Annual Producer
- Outstanding, Large, Oval Fruit
- Gorgeous Ornamental Display
- Light Yellow Skin and Flesh
- Pretty, White Spring Blooms
- Great for Areas with Rainy Springs
- You May Hear it Called Wenatchee Moorpark Apricot
- Self-Pollinating, but Add Puget Gold Apricot Tree as Partner for Larger Crops
Who doesn’t love the sun-drenched, good flavor of apricots fresh and juicy, straight from the tree? How about as yummy, chewy dried fruits that make such a welcome snack on their own or diced into homemade trail mix. Or, prepared into amazing, artisan preserves for an incredible breakfast treat.
Grow your own for a truly delightful experience. Even if you live in climates that have unpredictable spring rains and frosts, the Wenatchee Apricot (Prunus armeniaca ‘Wenatchee’) is a reliable producer.
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Wenatchee bears large size fruit that is very tasty. The fruit is widely used for drying and home canning.
Although it is a self-pollinating tree, you’ll enjoy larger crops with a partner tree like Puget Gold. Wenatchee is also a great pollinator for late-blooming Apricots.
The flowers are white and fragrant! This tree can be a beautiful centerpiece in a landscape with the abundant spring flowers and attractive foliage and fruit set.
Order this ornamental edible plant from the expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery. You’ll love watching your tree growing all through the season. Enjoy the unbeatable taste of the fruit as a big bonus!
How to Use Wenatchee Apricot Tree in the Landscape
Plant this beauty front and center. Yes, you can use fruiting trees in your front yard.
Allow it to take its full size, height and spread to use as a single specimen tree. Plant it 20 feet out away from the corner of your house as a noteworthy anchor in your foundation planting.
Let it shine in a special spot in a mulched bed near your patio. The fragrant blooms and developing fruit put on a terrific show for your and your guests.
You can also keep them smaller with simple summer pruning for size control. Try a hedgerow of several varieties along the length of your fence line. Plant them as close as 5 feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
Add varieties that ripen at different points along the season. You’ll love having fresh fruit over a long period of time.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Give Wenatchee Apricot trees a location with full sun, well-drained soil and good air circulation.
Wenatchee produces best in well-drained and fertile soils with a pH of 5.5 to 7.5. If you need to improve the soil drainage, you can create a raised planting bed or mound dirt to 18 inches and 3 feet wide.
Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Apply a 3 inch layer of mulch to keep the root system nice and moist, but don’t let mulch touch the trunk. Pull it back away by a few inches, and spread it out to 3 feet past the canopy.
In spring after bud break, prune Apricots to remove crossing branches. The goal is to eliminate vertical branches to allow for more sunlight and air into the canopy.
Sculpt fruiting plants scaffolding branches at a horizontal or 45 degree angle, so sculpt your tree’s scaffolding branches with that aim in mind.
Wenatchee is a heavy producer. Plan to thin the fruit early in season for superior size and quality of mature harvests.
Prune for size control in summer. You can keep fruit trees under 8 feet for ease of harvest, spraying and netting.
People love Wenatchee Apricots for their productivity, great taste, good looks and all-purpose uses. Don’t miss out!
We’ll sell out of this year’s crop quickly, so order today!