Apricots!


#21

Sorry, i mispelled my apricot tree. I meant blenheim not blenteim.


#22

Hi, welcome on board. I lived in Akron for few years and went to Akron U, go Zips!. I think your apricot should be fine. I have apricot tree here for many years in Chicago where winter is colder than Ohio


#23

Here at Rural King and here’s their apricots. Apples behind them.


#24

Tried to read the names of the varieties, what were they?


#25

IL847 Thanks for your response.


#26

Blenheim is prone to rot, it can be a hard one to grow outside of the west coast. It can do well for a few years as it takes 4-5 years for the brown rot fungus to really take hold. Once it develops you can still control it with sprays but it takes some attention.


#27

Thanks for the advise Scott. I do spray my Benheim twice a year. Hopefully that will preven root rot fungus. For now it’s doing well. All i can do now is hope for the best.


#28

You probably lucked out last night. I had ice in my hose at 5:30 when I went to turn the sprinkler on my apricot and a couple sweet cherries. I’m pretty concerned about all my stuff now. 20190509_180115|690x517


#29

I had one y ears ago but it puked on me. Died for no reason. I also would like to try it again. I have moniqui graft that got chomped by a rabbit but i see it is sending a new bud out so hopefully i can grow out the branch againa nd protect it next time.


#30

clarkinks

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@randy_ga
Japanese plums are very hard to grow in Kansas!”

That’s interesting Clark. Japanese plums are very easy to grow in NW OR, but apricots are really difficult.
John S
PDX OR


#31

just put in a adirondack gold apricot. supposed to be hardy and produce in z3. we’ll see. i love apricots but they are very expensive here.


#32

I planted a couple of them last year. We had -50 degree weather in January after an abnormally warm early winter. I lost a couple apples, a Haskap, and a Romeo dwarf cherry but both Adirondack Gold Apricots are leafing out clear to the top!


#33

Maybe I should replace Harglow


#34

good to hear! got mine just leafing out. thought the few frosts we had would kill of the growth. nope! just kept growing.


#35

Flavor Delight has leafed out…though i haven’t seen any fruit.


#36

Mine is leafing out mainly at the top, on the sprouts I’d like to prune off since they won’t be generating any fruit this year.


#37

I am really shocked. My Harglow apricot has dropped 50% of its small fruitlets. I am sick over this. So much for growing apricots in chilly weather! I am so disappointed. Not even June!!!


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#39

Bob, I don’t know a thing about that variety. Sorry. By the way, lost all of my apricots this year. Not even one stuck! Very disappointing!


#40

Try growing Shaa kar pareh or whatever it is. The tree flowered super heavily…thought it set a bunch of fruit. Weeks later and it had nothing. I can not find one fruit. That one needs to go. Maybe i’ll save a graft to 2…same with bella gold…nothing. Nice trees if you like blooms and not messing with fruit.