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Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow1 deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a beautiful and unique tree that can add a touch of color to your garden or orchard? Consider Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica, also known as the Mandshurian Apricot. This small tree can reach heights of 8-12 meters, with a dense canopy and a trunk up to 40 cm in diameter. The leaves are ovate with a finely serrated margin and the flowers are white to pinkish with five petals. They bloom in early spring, often before the leaves appear.
The fruit of the Mandshurian Apricot is a small drupe, about 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter. The fruit can be yellow or orange, often tinged with red on the side most exposed to the sun. The surface of the fruit is usually pubescent. The single seed inside the fruit is enclosed in a hard stony shell, with a grainy, smooth texture and three ridges running down one side.
But the Mandshurian Apricot is not just a pretty tree - its kernels have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. This tree is a wonderful addition to any garden or orchard, providing both beauty and medicinal benefits.
So why not add the Mandshurian Apricot tree to your yard today? With its unique fruit and delicate flowers, it is sure to be a dazzling addition to any landscape.