Prunus armeniaca
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Prunus armeniaca


  family rosaceae 
  genus prunus 

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Genus  Prunus Species  armeniaca Variety  Cultivar  Common names  apricot Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S4433 Data source  GrUnFr p16-21;MedPl p254
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  20' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  laxative   anticarcinogenic   astringent Medicinal parts  Fruit   Seeds   Bark Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Its seed kernels are highly toxic. Medicinal notes  The fruit is the classic apricot, large fleshy, juicy and sweet. Prunus armeniaca is typically used in preserves. Apricot is most commonly used fresh. This plant is used as a traditional herbal remedy. It's used as a laxative, an anticarcinogenic and an astringent. The fruit and the seeds and even the bark are used to prepare herbal remedies. Its seed kernels are highly toxic.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Aug 01 - Aug 31 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Preserves Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts the classic apricot, large fleshy, juicy and sweet Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Prunus armeniaca to produce fruit. Crops can be harvested throughout August. Apricot is considered to have originated from Western Asia.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Prunus armeniaca is deciduous in nature.

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