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Prunus armeniaca (proo’-nus ar-men-e-a’-ka)
Family: Rosaceae, Rose

Key Steps


Apricot leafLeaf: Broad, round, 2-4 inches long, closely toothed, short pointed tip. 1 inch petiole. Medium green. Numerous glands may be on the top of petiole. Petiole may be reddish.

Bud: Dark, hairy or scale margins. True terminal bud absent.

Stem: Thornless, Reddish bark.

Flower: Pink to white, single, before leaves.

Fruit: Round, hairy, smooth seed, 1 to 1 1/2 inch diameter.

Habit: Small to medium sized tree. Broad canopy. To 15-25 feet tall. Branches low to ground. Dense.

Culture: Full sun, well-drained soils, good soil moisture. Seldom fruits in Colorado because early flowers are hit by frost.