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Hunza Apricot

Original price $79.99 - Original price $79.99
Original price
$79.99 - $79.99
Current price $79.99
SKU C475

Prunus armeniaca 'Hunza'

From the land of the Hunza in northern Pakistan, where people routinely live active lives, to well over the age of one hundred. The kernal of this small, sweet fruit is the primary source of oil for the Hunza, and many claims are made concerning its properties.

Kernals must be roasted or otherwise cooked before eating. The Hunza leave the fruit on the tree to dry before harvesting, but we can't recommend this method for those of us in wetter climates! The flesh of the fruit, when cooked, has a deep toffee flavor. Not recommended for cool maritime summers.

Hardy to USDA Zone: 6

Mature Height: 15'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: Self Fertile

Rootstock: Citation

Read our Apricot Growing Guide

Size Options: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • Is Hunza apricot suitable for northern New Mexico @8000ft. Zip 87556. If suitable, what is best time to plant? Thanks

    Probably yes. Spring time is the best planting period.

  • Is this suitable for the Santa Clara valley in Northern California? The zone number is 9b.

    Which the zone doesn't really mean anything in terms of heat, your area is well suited for this apricot.

  • Most websites say Hunza Apricot is hardy to zone 4. Is yours a different kind?

    No, we just have a different experience with the plant. Better safe than sorry.

  • How many years till it will bear fruit?

    3-5 years after planting if it gets established well

  • What is the chill hours?

    Roughly 500-600 chill hours.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Meredith F.
Planted Spring 2023

Had a slow start and arrived a little later than ideal for spring planting in Texas. However, it has leafed out BEAUTIFULLY. It is tolerating intense summer sun and heat extremely well here in 8b central Texas.

Prepared the planting site for 2 seasons before planting: grew daikon in place, heavily composted and mulched. Now just weekly deep watering through the growing season. Optimistic about this tree doing well in the future.

Tom L.
So far so good!

We had ordered one of these last year and it failed to start, so Raintree did us a solid, provided a credit and shipped a new one out right away for the 2023 season. This one came in, was planted right away and is already budding out. Flukes happen, but their customer service has been top notch thus far. My plan is to post a follow-up review to the planting video on my YT channel when it grows out more and matures. Raintree is great, and highly recommend them to anyone for fruit trees!!

Nice Twig

This poor tree is doing nothing. From the get go it did nothing. It looks as though I've planted a twig. No leaves, no growth, no sign of life. Very sad and disappointing.