- If you're looking for easy to grow and amazing sweet fruit, this tree is the one for you!. Apricot trees will handle our weather no problem and produce so much fruit, you won't know what to do with!. Best part of all, you only need one tree to produce tons of fruit.
- Apricot Growing Tips
- Best time to plant: Anytime of the year.
- Sun: Full sun anywhere in the U.S. It doesn't grow well in the shade.
- Winter: No winter protection, unless you live in areas where the soil freezes.
- Root system: Roots grow straight down several feet. Tap root.
- Growth structure: This is naturally a shrub. It can grow up to 12-20ft.
- Pollination: Self-pollinating. You only need 1 tree.
- Fruiting: This tree flowers in the spring and fruits ripen sometime early summer (Arizona).
- Watering: Shallow water first season in ground. As the tree gets older, deep water. Do let soil dry somewhat in between watering.
- Fertilization: In containers, any slow release fertilizer will work. In ground, compost and mulch is all you will ever need. No special fertilizers needed.
- Container Grown: Due to its root system, this plant doesn't grow well in a container long term. We recommend you to plant in the ground rather than growing it in a container.
- Personal Growing Tip: Apricot trees are one of our easiest to grow fruit trees we carry at the nursery. Once planted in ground, no top growth for the first year is normal. This tree like most other trees won't show any growth until fully rooted in ground. Be patient, let it grow and normally year 2 it will grow like a weed!. If you live in an area with late frosts, do cover the tree as the flowers will take frost damage eventhough the tree is not affected by it.
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