Katy Apricot Tree
(Semi-dwarf)

Early Harvest of Sweet Apricots

Item Number: FT069

$24.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/20/2017

$24.99

Pre-Order Today! ETA: 12/20/2017

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Description

Trunk Size
The vast majority of our trees will ship with a 5/8” trunk diameter, however size may vary slightly based on availability during the season. If they vary, most are larger (3/4” or 1”), and rarely some are smaller (1/2”).

Trees Begin Shipping in mid-December!
Our trees ship on a first-come, first-served basis as soon as they come into stock in mid-December. If you are unable to plant your trees right away, read our instructions on heeling in your trees.

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 7-10
  • Chill hours: 200 - 300
  • Bloom Time: Early (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: May 25 - June 5
  • Looks: Golden-orange skin.
  • Personality: Tree-ripened fruit is subacid (not tart).
  • Facts of note: A favorite apricot for warm-winter climates. Early harvest, 3-4 weeks before Blenheim (Royal).
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful
  • One of the earliest ripening fruits. Blooms very early; generally difficult to grow, especially in late frost areas. Needs well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Thin fruit early in season to maximize size and quality. Susceptible to bacterial canker, shot hole fungus, brown rot and peach twig borer. Harvest 3rd year. Citation Rootstock is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and produces a 12'-18' tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height.

    Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

    Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

    Features

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    Characteristics

    Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours Fruit is Good For Dehydrating, Fresh Eating
    Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Semi-dwarf
    Time to Fruit Production 1 Year Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring
    Planting Time Winter USDA Zone 7 - 10
    Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours
    Fruit is Good For Dehydrating, Fresh Eating
    Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
    Tree Size Semi-dwarf
    Time to Fruit Production 1 Year
    Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring
    Planting Time Winter
    USDA Zone 7 - 10

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    Shipping Information

    Bare Root Trees - Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for $29.99!
    We ship our bare root trees on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in mid-December. We are unable to delay shipping due to many factors, most importantly limited storage and our warm California climate which causes bare root trees to break dormancy much sooner than in colder areas (bare root trees must be dormant to best survive shipping). If you are unable to plant your tree(s) right away, read our instructions on heeling in trees. All of our bare root trees come with free professional pruning, which will put the tree's stored energy first into root growth rather than leaf production. Our bare root trees ship in special boxes with their roots bagged in moist sawdust to help ensure their survival during transit. Up to 10 trees can fit in a box (due to their size, nut and multi-graft trees count as 2). Each box ships for $29.99 via FedEx Ground (or FedEx Home Delivery) to the lower 48 states. Bare root trees cannot ship via USPS, and cannot be shipped to P.O. boxes. We are unable to ship our bare root trees to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. Bare root trees cannot be combined with potted trees.

    Shipping Weight: 4.70 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H

    Guarantee

    Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

    Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied.

    What We Guarantee
    Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

    What We Cannot Guarantee
    We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

    How to Request a Credit
    If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please perform a scratch test by checking for green under the bark, a few inches over the graft. If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, that means your tree/plant is dead or dying. Watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty on how to perform this simple test. If the scratch test revealed that your plant is dead or dying, pull it from the ground and take pictures of the entire tree/plant, including the roots. Submit your claim & pictures by using the “Return an Item” tool on our Customer Service page (or email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com) no later than June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees). We will review your claim and issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

    (*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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