Apricot Seedling Question
I somehow managed to get an apricot seedling to survive outside, in a small pot. it has some top kill, but its alive and well.
Here is the problem. Im well aware that growing from seed is a guessing game. I believe that I am on the edge of its hardiness. This makes me think of the obvious choice: Plant it near a south facing wall, so that the north winds dont hit it. This leads to the problem that they tend to flower early, and this may lead to me constantly loosing flowers, therefore no fruit.
I have read that the best way to get around this is to plant it in a northly location, to offset supplimental heat from buildings and such. This again leads me to the hardiness problem.
I also have a question about sunlight. Seeing as theyve been cultivated in the middle east for thousands of years, I would assume they need full sun. Im starting to learn that "full sun" is relative. Does it need at least 6 hours of direct sun, or does it need all day sun ( say, over 10 hours), or a combination, 12 hours of off and on sun? Im up 48 degrees latitude, same relative latitude as Paris, and VAncouver BC.