Homegrown, sun-ripened apricots and nectarines are packed with wonderful, juicy texture and flavor. Because stone fruits are best picked when ripe and have tender flesh, homegrown apricots and nectarines are almost always better than what you'll find in grocery stores. When selecting nectarine or apricot trees to grow in the home garden or edible landscape, first consider your grow zone and determine whether apricot trees can be grown there. Then, select a sunny spot that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight daily and determine how much space a mature apricot tree needs. Finally, when choosing apricot or nectarine trees to buy online, consider your flavor preference.