Katy Apricot Tree

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An Early Ripe Fruit, The Katy Apricot Tree

  • Flavorful Freestone
  • Winter Hardy
  • Self-Fruitful (No Pollination Needed)
  • Fast Growing Tree
  • Fruit Early in the Season
  • Adaptable to Different Soils and Moisture
  • Large and Firm Fruit
  • Blooms White Flowers with Vibrant Green Foliage
  • Delectable Fruit Fresh, Canned, Dried, or Jammed
  • Low Chill Hours (200-300)

The Katy Apricot Tree (Prunus armeniaca 'Katy') is a fruit-bearing tree that produces the most remarkable fruit--the Katy Apricot! Plant this tree in your backyard where you can enjoy the beautiful sights of your own apricot orchard all year long.

There is a lot to love about the Katy Apricot Tree, but its best feature is the early ripening of the apricots! You'll be the first person on the block picking your Katy Apricots in the month of May!

The golden yellow fruit with orange overtones is a hit during summer months. The large, firm Katy Apricot is perfect for a wide variety of dining. Enjoy the delectable fruit fresh, canned, dried, or jammed for dessert jams and jellies!

It has a mildly sweet flavor when fully ripe--and it is great right off the branch!

The Katy Apricot is very productive, so you're sure to enjoy a lavish, full harvest each year! Another bonus is they contain plenty of sugar, so you can dry them and save them for the future to be eaten!

Not only is the fruit fantastic and versatile, the tree itself is quite gorgeous. It has vibrant green foliage with beautiful white flowers, guaranteed to be a show-stopper!

The Katy Apricot Tree is a great size being able to grow up to 18 feet in height and spread anywhere from 15 - 18 feet.

This tree is also very adaptable to different soil types and moisture levels! The Katy Apricot Tree will grow fast in any condition as long your zip code falls into growing zones 7-10.

Don't be shy, and order the wonderful Katy Apricot Tree today!

How to Use The Katy Apricot Tree In The Landscape

Fruit trees are a great addition to any yard, orchard, or landscape! The colorful fruit will add life to any area.

To grow to its fullest, the tree needs space. Space your tree 6 - 10 feet apart from any other tree, pipes, wires, and buildings. Measure from the center of the tree.

Add the Katy Apricot Tree to your orchard! Since they are self-fruitful, they can fruit on their own and can even do better when other self-fruitful trees are around, so pick as many fruit trees as you'd like!

Having a line of these trees on the edge of your landscape is a great, pretty way to divide your property.

#ProPlantTips For Care

The Katy Apricot Tree is a self-fertile tree, so pollination isn't exactly needed. However, they do much better if they are provided with a cross pollinator.

Place your Katy Apricot Tree in a full-sun location, as they love the sunshine. Another great benefit is that this tree requires low chill hours--200 to 300.

As for watering, a smart way to see if your tree is thirsty is to use the finger test. Stick your pointer finger up to the second knuckle in the dirt near the base. If it's dry, give your tree a drink. If it's still slightly damp, go ahead and skip for the day.

The Katy Apricot Tree doesn't require a set watering schedule, but it is recommended for its first growing season.

Pruning is always recommended, as it keeps the tree happy and healthy. This tree is kind to pruning, so you can easily prune to keep the size manageable. Essentially, pruning prevents disease and makes harvesting much easier.

Be sure and cut any dead, harmed, or crossing branches to ensure your tree's health. For the best results, prune your tree into a V shape! If you are unsure about pruning, read our blog post here.

By adding a layer of mulch around the base of your tree starting about an inch from the trunk, the moisture levels will even out while saving water and protecting your tree's roots.

We know that planting a fruit tree can be confusing! Go ahead and read our blog post here about planting fruit trees.

Add this gorgeous, fruit-filled beauty to your landscape! Order the Katy Apricot Tree today!

Apricot Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Katy Apricot Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you’ll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect your young apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca 'Katy') to begin fruiting usually by the 2nd-4th year after you plant them.

How Fast Do Katy Apricot Trees Grow?

Once your apricot tree has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 12-18 inches of new growth in a growing season. If your plants are adding less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.

Where do Katy Apricot Trees Grow Best?

Apricot trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more. Provide good air circulation and moderate, yet consistent water. They do need very well-drained soil.

Do You Need 2 Apricot Trees to Produce Fruit?

Many apricot trees are self-fertile, however planting more than one apricot tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time! The Katy Apricot Tree is self-pollinating and doesn't need a pollinator to produce fruit.

Apricot trees that need a pollinator partner will have the appropriate tree(s) listed for you to choose from. Nature Hills Nursery lists pollinators for each tree on the product pages. This gives you must-have information right at your fingertips!

No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.

When Should Katy Apricot Tree be Planted?

Bareroot apricot trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown apricot trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.

  • Plant bareroot apricot trees in the early spring.
  • Plant container-grown trees anytime the ground is not frozen by digging a hole as deep as the soil line and twice as wide.

How Do I Find Katy Apricot Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life more flavorful and your landscape work for you by shopping for Apricot trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely apricot tree varieties!

Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.

What shipping options do you offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Katy Apricot Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Katy Apricot Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus armeniaca 'Katy'
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 18 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes