Blenheim apricot is an heirloom variety fruit tree that is grown in Luxembourg Gardens of Paris. It was introduced as the Royal around 1815. It made its next appearance in England at Blenheim Palace where it was called Shipley’s Blenheim apricot tree. The Blenheim apricot is a smaller apricot that tends to have a green shoulder, ripen from the inside, never really getting the total apricot color, but even on the side of green will have the full apricot flavor. This old favorite’s sweet aromatic flavor sets the standard for apricots. Very juicy, orange freestone flesh. Famous in California for its canning quality; also good for drying. Medium to large orange fruit with crimson dots.
***Fruit trees are not eligible for flat-rate shipping. We will obtain a freight estimate once an order is received. Local pick up is always free.
**Fruit trees will be shipped in April.
USDA Zones 5 to 10
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Midseason
Bloom Period: Early
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Grown on stem-dwarf rootstock (mariana)