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Apricot Trees

Prunus armeniaca, otherwise known as the Apricot, is a member of the rose family. The apricot is closely related to peaches, plums & cherries. They are an excellent source of Vitamin A. Apricots are best if left to ripen first and refrigerated after they ripen to avoid impairing the ripening process. The state of California grows about 95% of all apricots in the United States. Apricot trees bear fruit reliably around 25 years before needing to be replaced. The apricot can be eaten fresh, canned, or dried and they are also good made into jellies, jams, and preserves.

The Apricot Tree dates back 3,000 years to northeastern China. Apricots are versatile nutritious fruit grown from Asia to Europe and from east to west in North America. Apricots are sweet and delicious when eaten fresh, however, they may be just as often used as a dried fruit. These small to medium-sized, self-fertile trees have spreading canopies with lovely white blossoms in Spring, and yellow to red leaf color in Fall. Willis Orchard Company offers only the finest apricot tree selections for your home orchard.

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