Scout Apricot Trees -- Damaged

ForeverRecycleReuse(MN 4b)July 12, 2013

I planted (3) Scout Apricot trees that were damaged from a storm this summer (trees were in the Nursery's discount "gravesite" area). After 2 months of growth, they are appearing much healthier except 1 appears to have some trunk damage. I planted them 5 ft appear which is what the Nursery and tag suggested in an area that gets direct sun in mid-morning for 3 hours and filtered sun in mid-afternoon for 4 hours. I hope that will be a good spot and placement for these trees... Anyways, is there anything that I should do to continue to encourage their growith besides watering and fertilizing (chicken poop). I thought to just let them grow and think about pruning in a couple years.

Scout are supposed to be self-pollinating -- anyone have any experience with these?

Been doing lots of website research but getting first-hand knowledge and recommendations from here would be wonderfully appreciated.

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ForeverRecycleReuse(MN 4b)

1st tree with trunk damage. Had the least amount of growth when purchased and really looked just like a stick in the ground.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 2:07PM
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ForeverRecycleReuse(MN 4b)

2nd tree with a bit more growth on it.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 2:08PM
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ForeverRecycleReuse(MN 4b)

3rd tree with the most growth and the start of a long branch.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 2:10PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

The trees are healthy other than the missing bark. Not much else to do now. My main concern reading your post is that's not much sunlight.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 2:22PM
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