Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Apricot Tree Problems

Apricot trees are one of the few fruit trees that have relatively few problems. The few they are susceptible to generally stem from poor care or environmental circumstances. In spite of their fast-growing nature, apricot trees only live to be 20 or 30 years old so good care is important. Just by using simple care methods and inspecting for insects can keep your apricot tree producing for many years.

Pruning Apricot Trees

If good maintenance practices are being followed, apricot trees only need pruning every 3 years or so to maintain a scaffold structure. This allows good air flow and sunlight penetration, both crucial to good fruit production and overall health. Neglecting a pruning regimen can lead to overcrowding within the canopy.

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Here are some intersting books on growing apricots and recipes for using them.