Orange Knockout Apricot Tree (Prunus armeniaca ‘Orange Knockout’)

Orange Knockout Apricot Tree

Golden juicy fruit and a gorgeous ornamental tree, the Orange Knockout Apricot Tree (Prunus armeniaca ‘Orange Knockout’) is an early season Apricot that kicks off the season! These fuzzy gems have delightfully dark orange skin and a deeper orangy-red blush! The inside fruit is also an incredibly dark orangy-red, firm and tangy. Leaving these on the tree a bit longer results in soft, juicy and super-sweet treats!

The lush green foliage and wonderfully open and ornamental canopy are fantastic landscaping additions, and one cannot forget the gorgeous fragrant pink clouds of blooms in the spring that call butterflies and bees to your landscape! Then the bright orange nuggets ripen in June and July for your summer snacking enjoyment!

Orange Knockout Apricot Trees are edible landscaping delights throughout USDA growing zones 7 through 9. With these self-fertile trees, you will enjoy a much larger harvest with multiple early-blooming Apricots planted together. Try pairing with a White Knockout Apricot tree to give your plenty of variety and larger harvests!

Planting and Application:

These are gorgeous landscaping trees with their lush foliage and spring flowers, your yard will be the delight of the entire block when they burst into clouds of fragrant white! The green foliage provides wonderful shade when grown as a single-trunked specimen that also provides you and your family with delicious, healthy fruit!

Orange Knockout Apricot Tree can be grown as shrubby hedgerows and in groupings, keeping their branching down to the ground! This provides privacy and screening that neither you, your neighbors, nor your local songbird population, will mind! Not only bee and butterfly-friendly but birds and wildlife adore the branching for nesting while gorging themselves on the fruit. Planting multiples not only increase your harvest so all can enjoy!

  • Dark Orange Fruit Inside & Out
  • Sweet, Juicy & Tangy
  • Gorgeous White Fragrant Flowers
  • Pollinator, Bird & Wildlife Friendly
  • Wonderful Ornamental Edible Landscaping Specimens, Screens & Hedges

Tips for Care:

Situate your fruiting trees in full sun, where they’ll bask in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Well-drained soil and good air circulation is also an important consideration to achieve the best results. Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis, especially during fruit development. A 3-4 inch layer of Arborist Mulch helps keep the root system nice and cool.

Prune in late fall to sculpt your tree. Remove branches growing into the interior of the canopy. Maintain a goblet-shaped canopy. Develop horizontal or 45-degree angled scaffolding branches that hold up the heavy fruit. Check out our Garden Blog Fruit Tree planting, Fruit tree success tips, Fruit tree fertilization, and the best methods for pruning your Fruit trees.

  • Full Sun For The Most Fruit
  • Provide Organically Rich Well-Drained Soil
  • Provide Regular Moderate Moisture
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Early Spring
  • ~400 – 600 Chill Hours

You’ll love the fabulous taste and glowing orange fruit of your Orange Knockout Apricot Tree! Establish food security and your family’s fresh food access by planting edible landscaping trees for double-duty garden beauty!

Orange Knockout Apricot Tree (Prunus armeniaca ‘Orange Knockout’) Details

Common name Orange Knockout Apricot Tree
Botanical name Prunus armeniaca 'Orange Knockout'
Hardiness zone 7-9
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time Summer
Height 12 - 15 ft.
Width 12 - 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Mediumm
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color Pink