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Prunus armeniaca Plant Care Reminders

Apricot

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General Information

  • Instruction By Lucy Warren
    Notes Apricots need chill but bloom early so they are not viable in areas with late frost. Most varieties are self fruitful.
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Plant Care Instruction

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    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    January
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant bare root trees.
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant bare root trees.
    3. Fertilize

    Fertilize with general fertilizer in winter/spring.
    February
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant bare root trees.
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant bare root trees.
    3. Fertilize

    Fertilize with general fertilizer in winter/spring.
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant rooted trees.
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant rooted trees.
    3. Fertilize

    Fertilize with general fertilizer in winter/spring.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy and plant rooted trees.
    2. Plant

    Buy and plant rooted trees.
    May
    1. Harvest

    Harvest when fruit is firm but mature.
    June
    1. Harvest

    Harvest when fruit is firm but mature.
    July
    1. Harvest

    Harvest when fruit is firm but mature.
    August
    1. Prune

    Prune excess branches to open vase form in summer after harvest to avoid Eutypa dieback spread by rain.
    September
    1. Prune

    Prune excess branches to open vase form in summer after harvest to avoid Eutypa dieback spread by rain.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Buy and plant bare root trees.

    February

    Buy and plant bare root trees.

    March

    Buy and plant rooted trees.

    April

    Buy and plant rooted trees.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    January

    Buy and plant bare root trees.

    February

    Buy and plant bare root trees.

    March

    Buy and plant rooted trees.

    April

    Buy and plant rooted trees.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    January

    Fertilize with general fertilizer in winter/spring.

    February

    Fertilize with general fertilizer in winter/spring.

    March

    Fertilize with general fertilizer in winter/spring.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    August

    Prune excess branches to open vase form in summer after harvest to avoid Eutypa dieback spread by rain.

    September

    Prune excess branches to open vase form in summer after harvest to avoid Eutypa dieback spread by rain.

    Harvest

    When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

    May

    Harvest when fruit is firm but mature.

    June

    Harvest when fruit is firm but mature.

    July

    Harvest when fruit is firm but mature.

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