How to care for apricot trees?

  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago

    How to care for apricot trees?

  2. dtn2885 profile image58
    dtn2885posted 6 years ago

    I love apricots!!!! They are so delicious.
    Found these Instructions on Ehow, they worked for me.

    1.Check with your local gardening club for the apricot tree varieties suited for your area. Most apricot trees do best on the pacific coast, like the "Blenheim" and "Tilton," but there are some varieties that do well in the southern Midwest and eastern climates like the "Goldcot" and "Wilson Delicious."
    2.Select placement of your apricot tree in well-drained soil. You can grow them as a fan tree by training the tree to grow in a fan-shape against a wall. Make sure your wall is south-facing to provide protection for those early spring blossoms. You can also grow an apricot tree as a dwarf in a mild climate if they're sheltered from colder winds.
    3.Fertilize your apricot tree's flowers. Since apricots flower early, they don't have the benefit of insects to help them pollinate. Simply dab a small soft paint brush on the open blossoms every other day or so to pollinate the blossoms yourself.
    4.Prune in early spring when growth begins, either in a fan-shape or as a dwarf tree. Keep in mind trees will bear fruit on one-year and older wood. (See the related eHow articles titled "How to Prune a Fan-Shaped Tree" and "How to Prune a Dwarf tree.)
    5.Thin your tree when the branches are weighted down with too much fruit. Make sure the stones (pits) are formed before thinning.
    6.Feed your apricot trees in late winter or early spring before growth begins. Distribute the fertilizer evenly in an area a little larger than the spread of the branches

  3. garyluther profile image39
    garylutherposted 5 years ago

    One of the most interesting facts about apricot trees is that they are self fruiting. This means that they do not require more than one tree for pollination. So you can plant several trees in a larger area on your property, or you can have just one apricot tree growing in your yard.