Apricot is in full Bloom

gldno1March 31, 2010

The honey bees were swarming all over it. I could hear them buzzing about 5 feet away.

This will be tricky about freezes. It can get down to around 28° and still have some fruit....

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helenh(z6 SW MO)

It will be tricky because you know our weather. One time when the brugmansia was blooming too late in the fall, I put the nozzle on mist and left the water on all night. I hope you make it.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 9:17PM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Crossing my fingers for you. The forecast looks good right now but those weathermen change their minds a lot.

How long ago did you plant it?

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 9:54PM
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gldno1

I planted it pretty soon after we moved here in the early 90's. I have heard about spraying a fine mist. I may give it a try if I get desperate.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 5:41AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

I'd love to get an apricot I could keep in a pot on my patio. If I got a small one, I could drag it into my basement easily. There's no step there. I think I could cover it easily too since there's a balcony above my patio. It's on my someday list.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 10:10AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

I've been out mowing the yard and could feel the temperature dropping. Just checked the forecast and they're predicting scattered frost for tonight and maybe tomorrow night. I thought of your fruit trees Glenda. Hope it doesn't get too cold. : (

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 6:50PM
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gldno1

Well, we made it through last night.....now if tonight just doesn't get below 28ð, we may be safe at last. A light frost wouldn't hurt too bad, maybe just thin a few which should be done anyway. (How's that for an optimistic outlook)

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 7:29AM
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