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Shiro-Kaga Apricot Tree

Doubles as an ornamental

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Shiro-Kaga Apricot Tree

Doubles as an ornamental

  • Beautiful white fragrant flowers
  • Small fruits used for pickling and medicinal uses
  • Also called a Japanese Apricot
Sometimes called a fruiting Japanese apricot, Shiro-Kaga is very ornamental with white, fragrant flowers and small fruits. While not a true apricot, it's similar to apricots and plums. In late January to early February, this showy tree bursts into bloom with single white flowers that have a spicy fragrance. Fruits follow in May. The up to 1-in. diameter fruits are primarily used for pickling or medicinal purposes. They're also used to make umeboshi, or fermented plums. Shiro-Kaga Apricot performs best in areas with mild winters. It requires 400 chilling hours below 45°F. For best fruit production, plant another fruiting Japanese apricot variety for cross pollination.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. of Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties (see video below), a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit--How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

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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.

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
ZONE Fruit Trees
1A-4A 3/28/22 - 6/24/22
4B 3/28/22 - 6/24/22
5A 3/14/22 - 6/24/22
5B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
6A 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
6B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
7A 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
7B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
8A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
9A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
10A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/20/22
8A-10B: 6/6/22

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.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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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.

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
ZONE Fruit Trees
1A-4A 3/28/22 - 6/24/22
4B 3/28/22 - 6/24/22
5A 3/14/22 - 6/24/22
5B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
6A 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
6B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
7A 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
7B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
8A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
9A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
10A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/20/22
8A-10B: 6/6/22

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.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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