About The Cot-N-Candy Aprium® Tree

A productive white apricot-plum hybrid!

Cot-N-Candy Aprium® was Introduced by the World-Famous Floyd Zaiger who specialized in the hybrid development of stone fruit. As the name implies, this natural apricot-plum cross produces incredibly sweet and aromatic fruits with freestone pits. Shaped like a plum, with a juicy apricot-like flavor.

The attractive gold and pink blushed apriums have white flesh that melts in your mouth! A favorite at farmer markets, Cot-N-Candy apriums are often enjoyed fresh and are also great for baking and canning.

How to Grow Cot-N-Candy Apriums

This compact stone fruit tree is a consistent bearer of fruits that ripen in early-to-mid July. It has a vigorous and semi-spreading growth habit.

This self-fertile tree has a winter chill hour requirement of approximately 400 hours at or below 45 degrees. Plant with another aprium or apricot for an even larger crop!

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Chill Hours 400
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 7 - 10

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 20' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 7 - 10
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apricot trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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