Who doesn't love the sun-drenched, good flavor of apricots fresh and juicy, straight from the tree? How about as yummy, chewy dried fruits that make such a welcome snack on their own or diced into homemade trail mix. Or, prepared into amazing, artisan preserves for an incredible breakfast treat.
Grow your own for a truly delightful experience. Even if you live in climates that have unpredictable spring rains and frosts, the Wenatchee Apricot (Prunus armeniaca 'Wenatchee') is a reliable producer.
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Wenatchee bears large size fruit that is very tasty. The fruit is widely used for drying and home canning.
Although it is a self-pollinating tree, you'll enjoy larger crops with a partner tree like Puget Gold. Wenatchee is also a great pollinator for late-blooming Apricots.
The flowers are white and fragrant! This tree can be a beautiful centerpiece in a landscape with the abundant spring flowers and attractive foliage and fruit set.
Order this ornamental edible plant from the expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery. You'll love watching your tree growing all through the season. Enjoy the unbeatable taste of the fruit as a big bonus!
Plant this beauty front and center. Yes, you can use fruiting trees in your front yard.
Allow it to take its full size, height and spread to use as a single specimen tree. Plant it 20 feet out away from the corner of your house as a noteworthy anchor in your foundation planting.
Let it shine in a special spot in a mulched bed near your patio. The fragrant blooms and developing fruit put on a terrific show for your and your guests.
You can also keep them smaller with simple summer pruning for size control. Try a hedgerow of several varieties along the length of your fence line. Plant them as close as 5 feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
Add varieties that ripen at different points along the season. You'll love having fresh fruit over a long period of time.
Give Wenatchee Apricot trees a location with full sun, well-drained soil and good air circulation.
Wenatchee produces best in well-drained and fertile soils with a pH of 5.5 to 7.5. If you need to improve the soil drainage, you can create a raised planting bed or mound dirt to 18 inches and 3 feet wide.
Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Apply a 3 inch layer of mulch to keep the root system nice and moist, but don't let mulch touch the trunk. Pull it back away by a few inches, and spread it out to 3 feet past the canopy.
In spring after bud break, prune Apricots to remove crossing branches. The goal is to eliminate vertical branches to allow for more sunlight and air into the canopy.
Sculpt fruiting plants scaffolding branches at a horizontal or 45 degree angle, so sculpt your tree's scaffolding branches with that aim in mind.
Wenatchee is a heavy producer. Plan to thin the fruit early in season for superior size and quality of mature harvests.
Prune for size control in summer. You can keep fruit trees under 8 feet for ease of harvest, spraying and netting.
People love Wenatchee Apricots for their productivity, great taste, good looks and all-purpose uses. Don't miss out!
We'll sell out of this year's crop quickly, so order today!
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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus armeniaca 'Wenatchee'|
|Mature Height||Semi-Dwarf: 12 - 18 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Early Mid-Season|