Beautiful spring blossoms and sweet, juicy fruits make apricot trees a favorite for growing in home orchards and landscapes. Sun-ripened apricots are wonderful for eating fresh and also a treat when made into preserves and desserts or dried. Apricot trees grow best and produce the most fruit when grown in an area that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. When selecting the best apricot trees to buy, make sure the variety is suitable for your grow zone. Other considerations are your garden space. While standard fruit trees produce plenty of fruit, dwarf fruit trees are easier to prune and harvest and fit into smaller spaces.