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Sugar Pearls Apricot Tree

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.

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  • 71546
  • Standard 2-4 ft-1 tree
  • $39.99
  • 71547
  • Standard Deluxe
  • $46.99
  • 71548
  • Semi-Dwarf 2-4 ft-1 tree
  • $48.99
  • 71549
  • Semi-Dwarf Deluxe
  • $55.99
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  • Botanical Name: Prunus armencia 'Sugar Pearls' PPAF
  • Height: 15 - 20 feet for standard, 12 - 15 feet for semi-dwarf.
  • Spacing: 10 - 12 feet for standard and semi-dwarf.
  • Depth: Graft or bud union should be just above the soil line. Look for planting depth indicator.
  • Spread: 10 - 12 feet for standard, 10 feet for semi-dwarf.
  • Light Required: Full sun. Needs full sun for maximum flower and fruit production.
  • Pollinator: Two 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
  • Yield: Approximately 1 - 3 bushels at maturity for standard, 1 - 2 bushels for semi-dwarf.
  • Color: Pinkish blossoms.
  • Foliage: Light green foliage.
  • Blooms: April to early May.
  • Fruit: Golf ball size, or slightly larger golden fruit with rosy blush, pale cream flesh.
  • Zone: 4 - 7 (-20 F.).
  • Form: Deciduous. Rounded.
  • Flower Form: Yes
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist, organic loam soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate (12 - 24 inches per year).
  • Pruning: A 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.
  • Size: 1 1/2 inch flowers.
  • Comments: Unique 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.

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