Planting an apricot tree is a great way to enjoy your own supply of delectable, fresh fruit. The apricot trees in our selection are highly productive and will bear bushels of apricots each summer. This luscious fruit features gorgeous, golden skin and velvety flesh that is firm yet juicy. The apricots are flavorful and aromatic, and our varieties have a distinctive, homegrown flavor. They taste great when canned or frozen for later, used to make desserts, or dried to make a healthy snack. And because most of our apricot trees produce freestone fruit (when you cut them open, the pit falls right out), they are easy to eat fresh. Plus, apricots are low in calories and provide a rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
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To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy an apricot tree.
Make sure you pick the right size for your space. When our apricot trees mature, they will be one of two sizes:
Your climate plays an important role in whether an apricot tree will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a tree, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.
All of the apricot trees we offer are self-pollinating, which is ideal if you don’t have the growing space to plant a second variety for pollination. If you do have enough room, we always recommend planting multiple varieties for optimum fruit production.
Our apricot trees will be shipped to you bare-root (without soil) to ensure good contact with your garden soil. These young trees arrive in a dormant (resting) state and will spring to life soon after planting. They are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped to you.
If you would like a head start on growing an apricot tree, upgrade to one of our top-grade, robust Stark Supreme Trees®, which are handpicked by our team of experts. They are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped to you.
Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.
Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.