True to Type-Cultivated Strain-Originally From Lawyers Nursery in Plains Montana
This species of apricot is found in the most northernly regions of the world in China, Korea and Russia. Our plants are produced from seed and a true to type Chinese apricot often found in the cultivated orchards in China. This strain produces very good quality fruit from seed and is quite productive even on young 4-5 ft. trees.
Unlike the Northern Prairie form we sell, these selections are from a more cultivated form where fruit quality is considered more important. This species will cross pollinate all other apricots. It is also self fertile. Fruiting begins in 3-5 years-when trees reach 4-8 ft. tall. Small fruting spurs are produced along the 3 year old branches. Trees live to 30 to 50 years and reach standard apple tree size to 50 ft.height. It is a nice ornamental tree flowering at a time when few things are flowering in early spring. This plant ships starting in fall in September of 2019 as it has recently been transplanted.
|Genus & Species||Prunus mandshurica|
|Seed Source||Origin Unknown|
|Soil||Sandy soil or at least well drained soil.|
|Climate||Zone 3-7. Does best in the north but tolerates warmer climates.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Easy tree to grow, but sometime difficult to fruit because of early frosts. Long lived compared to grafted cultivars.|