cross-pollination of apricots and peaches
Last spring I planted a Tomcot, after doing some searches here and seeing them recommended. I put it on the north side of my house to delay blooming, and it appears to have worked. We had a very warm Jan followed by a cold Feb, but it managed to stay dormant in Jan. It now has buds that are just on the verge of opening. I have an Elberta peach on the other side of the house (south-facing slope), and its buds appear to be at about the same stage (although they are more internally consistent in stage throughout all the branches). So it appears that they're going to bloom at the same time. I have gotten peaches the past two years, so I'm optimistic about getting apricots. Tomcots are partially self-fruitful, and I'm wondering if the peach tree will pollinate the tomcot to increase yield. Also, will the tomcot pollinate the peach tree?