Is it ground temp, air temp or day length?
Trying to decide where to plant an apricot tree that I know is going to bloom too early here. Late frost is almost guaranteed. I ordered it thinking that I would put it in a container and now I've changed my mind (I think).
I've read to plant them on the north or west side of a building where they will get late winter shade or maybe morning shade, not sure which, but I can't find a good spot in my yard. Do you think it would help at all to plant it where a low retaining wall would shade the lower part of the tree for part of the day? The top would still be in very full sun in both winter and summer.
Has anyone seen studies on delaying bloom in apricots or peaches? - other than getting a late blooming variety. I may have already blown that. It's a Robada and the only info I can find for that variety is for California (I'm in Missouri) except for Fruitnut's experience but he has a greenhouse so... I've been wandering around my yard a lot trying to decide what to do. lol