Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica – This is an excellent strain to add to your fruit collection! A small round headed deciduous tree, up to 4 m (12 ft) tall, the bark is smooth and brown. Leaves are broad, simple and mostly smooth and medium. Flowers solitary, pink and 2.5 cm (1.5 in) wide, borne in late spring, very showy and fragrant. Fruit is about 2.5 cm (1.5 in) in diameter, yellow with red flush, showy, edible, borne in abundance in abundance in late summer. Manchurian apricot fruit are edible and good eaten fresh. They are also excellent for making jams and jellies. This tree also adds to the landscape of the garden on account of the stunning clusters of fragrant shell pink flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The spreading tree can tolerate many types of well-drained soil. Can live to be 30 years old. The trees typically produce a good crop of fruit just every other year! Shipped in 2’s for proper pollination.