White Knockout Apricot Tree

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Incredible Sweet Flavor White Knockout Apricot Tree

  • Early Season
  • 600 Chill Hours
  • White-Fleshed Fruit
  • Pale Golden-Yellow Skin with Slight Red Blush
  • Sweet Enough to Serve Fresh for Dessert
  • Productive Harvest
  • "Edible Ornamental" is a Beautiful Tree in the Landscape
  • Fresh Eating, Canning, Preserves
  • Fragrant, White Spring Blooms
  • Cold Hardy
  • Scores High in Taste Tests
  • Self-Pollinating, But You'll Enjoy Greater Yields With a Pollination Partner

If you like sweet Apricots (and who doesn't?), you'll want to add the showy White Knockout Apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca 'White Knockout') to your landscape.The white-fleshed fruit is sweet and so pretty.

Let these become your early season apricots to sweetly kick off the harvest. Pale yellow, spherical fruit (sometimes called "blonde") features a pronounced rose-pink blush and well-defined suture line.

White Knockout is both rich in fruit sugar and sub-acid. It simply tastes deliciously sweet. Even picky kids will relish these dessert-quality fruits!

Maybe you've tried the super popular white peach? Well, just wait until you've savored homegrown white apricots, tree-ripe and warm from the sun!

With their mild acidity and high natural sugar content, they taste like healthy candy. The skin is smooth and the texture is firm.

You'll enjoy a productive harvest from White Knockout Apricot tree. You know...plant breeders do choose the names they give their plants for a reason!

With this tree, you'll get a "one-two" punch of outstanding, flavorful fruit and an attractive landscape tree, as well.

Clouds of fragrant, white blooms cover the rounded canopy in spring. This showy display is worthy of a prime spot in your garden design.

All across the country, people are starting to understand how beautiful fruit-bearing plants are. Join the huge "Edible Landscape" movement with a tree that will delight your whole family.

White Knockout Apricot is self-pollinating, so you'll get a crop with just one tree. However, we do recommend that you add another variety. You'll be amazed how much more productive Apricots will be with a pollination partner.

Pair it with another white-fleshed variety like Canadian White Blenheim. Depending where you live, you'll love adding sweet-tart, flavorful orange-fleshed Apricot varieties like Puget Gold, Chinese Apricot or Royal Rosa to your landscape, too.

All of our stone fruiting trees sell out quickly. Experienced Apricot growers are very excited about this variety and are on the hunt for it.

Order your White Knockout Apricot tree today, if you see it in stock on our site.

How to Use White Knockout Apricot Tree in the Landscape

Harvest them when you see the skin is a uniform light yellow and the fruit has started to soften up to the touch. Let it ripen on the tree for best results.

Snack to your heart's delight, a ripe White Knockout is going to be hard to resist. If you have a harvest to spare afterwards, store them in the refrigerator and plan to prep them quickly.

Dry them, slice and freeze them, bake them into cakes or prepare them as leather. Use a very light hand when adding extra sugar. You may not even need any with this special variety!

With naturally high fruit sugar levels, White Knockout can be used for preserves and canning. You'll taste summer sunshine with every bite.

Experiment with amazing meat sauces for ham, duck, chicken and pork loin. Dice and add them to fresh or dried with roasted pistachio nuts in rice pilaf. Slice, brush with oil and roast them on the grill for a minute or two on each side. Have you ever had apricot salsa? You really should!

Add White Knockout to a standard size backyard orchard, planting 20 feet away from its neighbor. Or, keep your trees under 8 feet tall and wide with an annual summer tip pruning for size control.

Use them as an "Edible Ornamental" in the front yard. Go ahead and make the neighbors talk! Plant one at the corner of your foundation planting.

Create a useful privacy screen behind your patio seating. They can also be grown along your property line as a hedgerow. Start a sensation with the snowy white, fragrant flowers and pale, golden fruit.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Situate your fruiting trees in full sun, where they'll bask in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Well-drained soil and good air circulation is also an important consideration for best results.

Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis, especially during fruit development. Mulch helps keep the root system nice and cool.

Prune in late fall to sculpt your tree. Remove branches growing into the interior of the canopy. Maintain a goblet-shape. Develop horizontal or 45-degree angled scaffolding branches that hold up the heavy fruit.

You'll love the fabulous taste of your White Knockout harvest. Order from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!

Apricot Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for White Knockout 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 'White Knockout') to begin fruiting usually by the 2nd-4th year after you plant them.

How Fast Do White Knockout 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 White Knockout 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 White Knockout 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 White Knockout 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 White Knockout 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 White Knockout 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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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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White Knockout Apricot Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus armeniaca 'White Knockout'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 18 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 18 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes