This is the very first apricot to be harvested from my orchard!!! It is also the only one. This Stark SweetHeart apricot only set 2 fruit, but I was surprised to find any on it at all since we had several nights of freezing temps during the bloom period. However, there was an unfortunate incident between a wayward heifer and this apricot tree. The only tree she chose to use as a scratching post was this one. The only branch on which she scratched her knobby head was the one carrying the only 2 fruits. Of course. She broke the branch, I lost one fruit, but I wrapped the branch up as if I was grafting it. It survived and the fruit reached maturity!
I bought this tree for my husband’s birthday in 2015, so it is ‘his’ tree and I wanted him to have the first fruit from it. I left him the fruit and a note this morning and when I got home his note says the apricot was “DEE-LISH-ISS”!!! So I guess it was good.