WF doesn’t always have organic apricots. I went to a different WF than normal and noticed them this time. Next time I’m around there, I’ll check to see if it is a regular thing.
I just had the last WF and the last homegrown apricots. This WF one didn’t match up to the others. Probably because it was the least ripe (and why I left it the longest). The WF apricot was only 13 brix, while mine was 16, with more flavor (and a bit less size…).
Fruit is the main thing to get there, at least from my perspective. They have had some incredible nectarines in the last month and a half. Both white and yellow have been great, but not always. Focus on the ones with the sugar speckles and you won’t go wrong. They’ve been over 20 brix, sometimes into the 23-24 range.
Maybe it takes less than that if the evaluation is that it is bad… I’ve lost so many apricot trees over the last 5-6 years that I almost feel cruel to the tree to plant it here
You’ve convinced me. I’ll put a couple trees against the South facing rock wall. I don’t have any spots on my house, due to a deck, but I suspect a 8’ tall rock wall would serve the same function. So far, I’ve had a persimmon there, on the premise that it would help it survive the winter. It still dies back each year, often close to the ground.