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One Of The Earliest Ripening Fruits!

Katy Apricot, Prunus armeniaca 'Katy', is a fruit-bearing tree that produces remarkable fruit, and is especially adaptable to warmer climates. Plant one (or better yet, several), in your side yard where you can enjoy the sights of your own personal apricot orchard all summer long.

Your Katy Apricot tree has many admirable features, but perhaps its most attractive asset is its early ripening nature. While friends and family are still waiting for their fruit trees to produce, you'll already be picking your Katy Apricots in the month of May! The tree-ripened fruit is not acidic in taste and has a lively golden skin with orange overtones.

Katy Apricot is a highly productive tree, so you're sure to enjoy a sumptuous harvest. The large, firm fruit is perfect for a wide variety of culinary uses, such as desserts, jams and jellies and is especially great for drying due to its high sugar content. It even freezes and cans well...and of course it tastes great right off the tree. As if the delicious fruit wasn't enough, your Katy Apricot is also a pretty tree, blooming with fragrant, white flowers in spring and maintaining vibrant, green foliage throughout summer.

It is amenable to pruning, allowing you to trim to the height you prefer (and adding to ease of harvest). Katy Apricot is self-fertile, but as with most fruiting trees, will do better with a cross-pollinator.

Katy Apricot was introduced in 1978 and continues to be a popular choice among gardeners. Try one of these incredible, early-harvest apricot trees this year. You'll be glad you did!

  • Early Harvesting Freestone Fruit
  • Tolerant Of Wet Soil
  • Winter Hardy
  • Self-Fruitful

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

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.
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.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

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