Dwarf Blenheim Apricot Tree - Richest flavor and richest history. (2 years old and 3-4 feet tall.)
Blenheim are considered the richest, best flavored apricots for fresh eating and cooking by top chefs all over the world. They’re known for having the perfect balance of sugar, tartness, and acidity, which combine for a classic and savory apricot flavor! The Blenheim tree is quite versatile because it blossoms later than other apricots, allowing for a wider growing range. Another noteworthy characteristic is that the Blenheim tree is self-pollinating! This and it’s versatile growing range make Blenheim an excellent choice for home orchards across the country. At one point in history, Blenheim apricots were almost entirely grown in the courtyards of European royalty. This was the apricot of choice among the wealthiest individuals in that time! The Blenheim tree was imported to the United States in the 1800’s, where it’s fame and demand spread like wildfire. Unfortunately, production of this former #1 apricot has almost entirely come to a halt due to cheaper, lesser quality fruit being imported to take its place. Blenheim apricots are arguably the most flavorful and the homegrown fruit is quite incomparable to the lesser quality apricots available in grocery stores today. Blenheim is the most desirable apricot tree for home orchards today due to its amazing flavor, adaptability, rich history, and self-pollination!
What’s great about the Blenheim Apricot?
Blenheim is regarded as the richest and most well-flavored apricot grown today.
Blooms late to avoid frosts, making Blenheim quite adaptable.
Blenheim is self-pollinating!
Rich in history and was first cultivated only by European royalty.
Was the top apricot in the United States until cheaper, lesser quality fruit began being imported recently.