Growing apricots

I wonder how many Apricot trees grow in the US. More specifically in the northeastern US. I couldn't fit one in my very small backyard but I could probably grow one in my mother's. Being able to make some apricot jam or trying to make some ice cream with the fruit would be nice. I should try to find an orchard around here with apricots so I can try out a few recipes first. It would suck to have a million apricots and not be able to make anything from them.