Hi everyone, I'm planning on putting in an Apricot next spring. I've got a little experience with apples at this point, but none with stone fruit. Of course I'd like something that is resistant to bugs and disease, easy to grow, and makes great fruit. Easy, right?
The desire is for a small-ish tree, to go next to my hay bin in the backyard. Soil is not good at this point in time, but hoping to improve it. Not full sun, but decent number of hours per day. I live in Somerville, MA, borders on Boston and Cambridge.
I understand Apricots can be tricky in the northeast due to early blooms getting killed by late frosts. I've been looking at offerings from Cummins and Fedco:
- Hargrand or Harogem on Pumiselect, from Cummins
- Brookcot, Debbie's Gold, Westcot, from Fedco
Or I could graft something up if that made more sense.
Grateful for any thoughts or suggestions,