Variety: Sugar Pearls™ Apricot Principal Investigator(s): Joseph Goffreda
Words don't do justice to the rich, full-bodied, sweet, golden-honey flavor of Sugar Pearls™. These amazing white-fleshed apricots are unlike any fruit we've ever tried before, and must be tasted to be believed! The good news is, Sugar Pearls™ blooms much later than all other apricot varieties - so even if you were too far North to grow apricots before - now's your chance!
Strengths & Qualities
Height: Standard tree grows 15 - 20 feet
Zones: 4 - 7 (-20 F.)
Semi-dwarf tree will grow 12-15 feet tall
Shade Requirement: Needs full Sun for maximum flower and fruit production
Sugar Pearls is considered self-fertile or self-pollinating. But to maximize fruit production, use of a pollinator is highly recommended by our breeder. Use one of following:
Honey Pearls Nectacot
Harlayne, Jerseycot or any other late blooming apricot, so they bloom in same season
No more than 50 feet spacing is recommended for pollination, but further may work ok.
US Plant Patent No. PP18,639 issued March 25, 2008