Sun-ripened, fresh-picked apricots are a treat—and one of the best ways to get them is to grow your own. Apricots, like other stone fruits, are best when picked ripe. They have a fuzzy skin, tender flesh and a sweet flavor with just a bit of tang. They're excellent for eating fresh, drying and make into desserts and other recipes. When buying apricot trees to grow in the home garden, first make sure they are suitable for your grow zone. Apricot trees, like other fruit trees, grow best in full sun, or six or more hours of direct sunlight daily. Also, take into account the tree's mature height and spread. If space is limited, consider growing dwarf fruit trees.