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Sugar Pearls™ Apricot Tree

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Sugar Pearls™ Apricot Tree

Description
The Most Heavenly Tasting Stone Fruit You Can Grow!
After tasting Sugar Pearls, we were at a loss for words to describe the full-bodied, sweet golden-honey flavor of this incredible white apricot. Totally unlike any apricot (or any other fruit for that matter) you've ever tasted, bursting with sun-sweetened nectar. It's just too good to pass up! Can bear as quickly as a year after planting and blooms much later than all other apricot varieties—so even if you were too far north to grow apricots before—now's your chance! Plant with Honey Pearls Nectacot to ensure pollination. Ripens late June to early July. Zones 4-7. PP18639.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Why buy a Standard Deluxe or Li'l Big Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula and a premium tree guard to protect the trunk for gnawing pests, weed trimmers and mowers. Li'l-BIG™ Deluxe fruit trees also include our innovative tree support, recommended for all Li'l-BIG trees.

Product Details
  • SeasonSpring
  • Unit of Measure1 tree
  • FormDeciduous. Rounded.
  • LightFull sun. Needs full sun for maximum flower and fruit production.
  • Height15 - 20 feet for standard, 12 - 15 feet for semi-dwarf.
  • Spread10 - 12 feet for standard, 10 feet for semi-dwarf.
  • Spacing10 - 12 feet for standard and semi-dwarf.
  • Zones4 - 7 (-20 F.).
  • FoliageLight green foliage.
  • Flower FormYes
  • ColorPinkish blossoms.
  • BloomsApril to early May.
  • FruitGolf ball size, or slightly larger golden fruit with rosy blush, pale cream flesh.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, moist, organic loam soil.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate (12 - 24 inches per year).
  • PruningA well structured trimming is necessary when the tree is young and then the pruning conditions can be modified when it's two to three years old, to maintain new branch and growth of tips. Remember to remove the dead, diseased and damaged foliage during any time of the year. Primary pruning is usually done during onset of early Spring.
  • PollinatorTwo or more trees improve yields. Use Harlayne, Jerseycot or any other late blooming apricot. Sugar Pearls is not self fertile. Sugar Pearls blooms later than most apricots in more Southern districts (Zone 6 and South). Up North most any other apricot
  • CommentsUnique white fleshed free-stone apricot. Honey sweet rich flavor, unparalleled by any other stone fruit. Very quick to bear fruit. Blooms later than other apricot varieties and avoids frost damage. Plant with another late blooming variety to ensure high yields of fruit.
  • YieldApproximately 1 - 3 bushels at maturity for standard, 1 - 2 bushels for semi-dwarf.
  • Botanical NamePrunus armencia 'Sugar Pearls' PPAF
  • Size1 1/2 inch flowers.
  • HeaderThe Most Heavenly Tasting Stone Fruit You Can Grow!
  • DepthGraft or bud union should be just above the soil line. Look for planting depth indicator.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule for Plants
Zones Tomatoes & Peppers Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Onion Plants
1A-4A 5/14 - 6/1 3/26 - 6/15 5/21 - 6/8 4/2 - 5/11
4B 5/14 - 6/1 3/26 - 6/15 5/21 - 6/8 4/2 - 5/11
5A 5/14 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 5/14 - 6/8 3/26 - 5/11
5B 5/14 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/26 - 5/11
6A 4/23 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 5/11
6B 4/23 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/26 - 5/11
7A 4/23 - 6/1 2/26 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/19 - 5/11
7B 4/2 - 6/1 2/26 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/11
8A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/19 - 6/15 4/23 - 6/8 1/29 - 5/11
9A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/15 4/23 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11
10A & B 4/2 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/15 4/16 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11
Last Order Date 5/28 6/11 6/4 5/7
Zones Bareroot Roses Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs Tender Annuals All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 4/16 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/30 - 6/22
4B 4/16 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/30 - 6/22
5A 4/1 - 6/1 3/19 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 4/2 - 6/22
5B 3/19 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 3/30 - 6/8 3/19 - 6/22
6A 3/5 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 6/22
6B 3/5 - 6/1 3/5 - 6/22 4/30 - 6/8 3/5 - 6/22
7A 2/26 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/22 4/2 - 6/8 2/26 - 6/22
7B 2/26 - 6/1 2/12 - 6/22 4/2 - 6/8 2/26 - 6/22
8A & B 2/19 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/25
9A & B 1/22 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/25
10A & B 1/22 - 6/1 2/12 - 5/25 4/2 - 6/8 2/12 - 5/25
Last Order Date 5/28 1A-7B: 6/18 6/4 1A-7B: 6/18
8A-10B: 5/21 8A-10B: 5/21

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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