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!
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.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Prunus armeniaca 'Katy'|
|Mature Height||15 - 18 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|