Which reminds me, the mulberry seedlings that I pulled up didn’t do nearly as well. But, as I was pulling them at a rental and potting them up at home, they were in a plastic bag (with some water to increase humidity) for several hours. Even so, they were wilted by the time I potted them and never really recovered.
After about a month though, they are starting new leaves.
They are wet, as I had just watered them. In fact, I also used a couple of them to hold male kiwi branches. I have 2 kiwi planting and one of them had the male cut back to the ground a couple years ago. It’s regrown and is now big, but still hasn’t flowered. So, I cut a few branches from the male at the other end of the yard and waved them around the female (wind pollinated), then stuck them in the pots with the mulberries and placed them around the large female vine.
While there is more rain in the forecast than we’ve had for the last month (roughly zero), there isn’t that much. I see 2 days in the next 7 with rain, and they are only 50% and 30%. Could be a lot worse.
It’s an apricot and that seems to happen to them around here. I have no idea what causes it. But, I’m not going to bother planting another apricot there. I remember Alan saying that some sites have this happen and others don’t. Well, I’ll just chalk this site up as one where it happens. Hopefully I can get a few years out of the other 3 trees there which are all pretty good sized. Only the Sugar Pearls has much crop this year.
So, I’m not expecting any problems if I plant something other than an apricot there, either pluots or the peach, or even more jujubes.
The other way apricots die is piecemeal. One part of the tree just starts wilting. Then more and more. Sometimes they recover, but not too often. I should probably just cut the wilting branch off. I’ve done it before and the tree ended up dying eventually, but maybe it delayed things a bit. I just noticed one like this yesterday, on my Mirsanjeli Late. It’s got fruit that I was hoping to sample for the first time…It could be a bit tough to see, but the branch at the bottom of the pic is wilting, while the top of the tree is fine.