Prunus armeniaca seed

Prunus armeniaca

Apricot

* It is a small tree, 8–12 m tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm diameter and a dense, spreading canopy.
* The fruit is a drupe similar to a small peach , 1.5–2.5 cm diameter, from yellow to orange, often tinged red on the side most exposed to the sun; its surface is usually pubescent .

It is a small tree, 8–12 m tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm diameter and a dense, spreading canopy. The leaves are ovate , 5–9 cm long and 4–8 cm wide, with a rounded base, a pointed tip and a finely serrated margin. The flowers are 2–4.5 cm diameter, with five white to pinkish petals; they are produced singly or in pairs in early spring before the leaves. The fruit is a drupe similar to a small peach , 1.5–2.5 cm diameter (larger in some modern cultivars ), from yellow to orange, often tinged red on the side most exposed to the sun; its surface is usually pubescent . The single seed is enclosed in a hard stony shell, often called a “stone”, with a grainy, smooth texture except for three ridges running down one side.

Botanical Name: Prunus armeniaca
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Species: armeniaca
Common Name: Apricot
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 6

Characteristics
Crop Plant
Edible Fruit/Nuts
Flowering Tree
Specimen Tree

Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow 1″ deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.

 

Prunus armeniaca seed