Cot-N-Candy Aprium Tree

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Exciting Natural Hybrid Cot-N-Candy Aprium® Tree

  • Mid-Season
  • 400 Chill Hours
  • Natural Cross of Apricot and Plum
  • Incredible Balanced Flavor is Sweet With a Zip
  • White-Flesh Melts in Your Mouth
  • Freestone Pit
  • Great for Fresh Eating, Cooking, Canning and Dehydrating
  • Self-Fruitful
  • Favorite at Farmers Market
  • Compact Tree With Fragrant Spring Blooms
  • Can Be Grown in a Wider Geographic Area than other White-Fleshed Apricots
  • Partner With Flavor Delight Aprium for Much Larger Yields
  • Introduction from the World Famous Zaiger Hybrids

Looking for a special, kid-friendly fruit to add to your Edible Landscape? Just getting started on your gardening journey, or experienced enough to know a winner when you see one?

With its exceptional flavor and easy-care nature, Cot-N-Candy Aprium (Prunus x ' Cot-N-Candy') is a great choice for the home garden. It is a natural cross of Apricot and Plum. You'll get the taste of an Apricot with the vigor and ease of a Plum!

Grow these tasty, white-fleshed fruits even up into Zone 7. You won't find a hardier white-flesh Apricot.

"Old-Fashioned" white-fleshed Apricots can be temperamental about climate. Use Cot-N-Candy in the lower chill areas of zone 10 and lower into the colder, more unpredictable weather areas of zone 7.

A hardier tree is a more reliable tree. Why take chances? Cot-N-Candy Aprium is a better choice for many backyard orchards.

It's self-pollinating, so you'll enjoy a crop from a single tree. However, if you have the space, you'll increase your yield with a partner tree. Use high-density planting techniques to grow two trees in a single hole.

Plant the very popular yellow-fleshed Flavor Delight Aprium to enjoy fruit from early to mid-season. Trust us, once you taste these special "interspecific" fruits, you'll want all you can possibly get!

Cot-N-Candy produces richly flavored, juicy fruit in the early mid-season. This is no insipid, bland, grocery-store selection. With a well-balanced sweet flavor that is only enhanced by the faint "zing" from its Plum parent, Cot-N-Candy is a versatile fruit.

Enjoy it tree-ripe, still warm from the sun. Or, prep into amazing baked goods or preserves. It can be dried as a healthy snack for later.

Cot-N-Candy is a dependable cropper. Plant it, and it will become a very special treat that you and your family will look forward to each year.

This variety scores very high in taste tests. The rounded Cot-N-Candy fruit features smooth golden-yellow skin with a pretty pink blush.

These are outstanding fruiting trees introduced and patented by Zaiger genetics with Apricot and Plum in its parentage. Don't miss these well-balanced, delicious fruits. After all, they are hardy and easy to grow.

Order from our expert growers today, as they won't last long on our website.

How to Use Cot-N-Candy White Aprium® Interspecific Apricot in the Landscape

These trees have so much to offer modern landscapes. Truly an "Edible Ornamental", you'll enjoy the fragrant white flowers. Cot-N-Candy Aprium ripens in the earlier part of the season, typically right after Cherries are finished.

You'll love the tree for its vigor and reliable harvest. Early in the season, thin your fruit to encourage a full-size mature harvest. Space a single piece of fruit to every five inches for good results.

Pick when fully ripe for the sweetest taste. They'll "give" a bit when gently squeezed. Smell them, too, as ripe fruit becomes aromatic.

They'll last a few days on the counter while fresh. They will keep well in storage for weeks, if you can stop yourself from eating them!

Cot-N-Candy Aprium can be used for all of the same threats as any Apricot variety. It's great for pies, preserves, and of course fresh eating. Dehydrate and freeze for a delicious mid-winter treat. Fresh or dried, enjoy a few thrown into your morning smoothie and get the day started with a real nutritious tasty treat.

Add a tree as a special focal point in a Children's Garden to encourage a lifelong love of fresh fruit. Cot-N-Candy makes a special patio tree in a mulched bed. Or, add to a modern foundation planting, spaced 20 feet away from the corner of your house.

It's time to get real about Food Security. Add fruiting trees to your landscape to make the most out of the sunshine on your property.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Aprium trees need full sun. Select a planting site that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

The best sun in the early morning sun. Its drying power helps dry out the foliage from overnight dew. Choose morning sun to avoid mildew or bacterial-related problems.

Plant Cot-N-Candy in well-drained soils. They'll adapt to many different soil types as long as the drainage is good.

If your soil retains water for a long time, plant on a mound or raised bed. Bring in additional soil to at least 12 to 18 inches above the soil line and 3 feet wide.

Mulch Cot-N-Candy Aprium to help keep the roots cool and cut down the evaporation of moisture from the surface. Apply your mulch at least 3 to 4 inches deep and out to 3 feet from the outside of the canopy. Just be sure to pull the mulch back from the trunk by several inches.

Prune to create a set of vase-shaped scaffolding branches. The branches are strongest with 45-degree crotch angles.

Remove limbs that grow into the center of the tree. Your goal is to increase the amount of sunlight and air flowing into the canopy.

If you want to maintain your fruit trees at a manageable size for easy harvest, plan to conduct an annual summer pruning. Tip prune the ends of your tree after harvest to keep it the size you want.

People are searching for these special trees, and they are always in limited supply. If it's in stock on our site, place your order for Cot-N-Candy Aprium right away!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Cot-N-Candy Aprium Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Aprium 'Cot-N-Candy'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 15'
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes