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Prunus armeniaca L.

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Morphology / Appearance

Prunus armeniaca L.

Character recognition:

Plant: is growing up to 9 -12 m in height;
Root: rhizomatous;
Stem: aerial;
Leaves: are ovate, 5–9 cm long and 4–8 cm wide, with a rounded base, a pointed tip and a finely serrated margin;
Flowers: are sessile, white, tinged with the same dusky red that appears on the petiole, with five regular sepals and petals and many stamens, and open very early in the spring; blooms before leaves emerge.
Fruits: drupes; from yellow to orange, often tinged red on the side most exposed to the sun; its surface can be smoothor or velvety with very short hairs; single seed is enclosed in a hard.

Confusion: [...]

Prunus armeniaca
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Ecology / Plant spreading

Prunus armeniaca L.

Bloom time: Mar , Apr
Flower color: white
Plant type: perennial
Light: Sun
Propagation Material: Seeds

The native range is somewhat uncertain due to its extensive prehistoric cultivation.

Classification

Prunus armeniaca L.

Cultivation / Plant breeding

Prunus armeniaca L.

Prefers deep valley, well-drained soils; loessial, loamy and marl or sandy soils with clay under soil.

Propagation - by seeds or by grafting.
Planting is usually done in autumn if you can get propagating material before freezing or as early spring. At planting, use rods of one year that after cutting crown design, due to intense pace of growth requires many interventions in green, for choosing the shoots necessary for structural elements of crown.

 

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