There's nothing like eating a fresh, ripe apricot straight from the tree, especially when you’ve grown it yourself. Apricots are fruits that can be grown by anyone. The trees are easy to care for when you become familiar with apricot growing conditions and common apricot problems. Here you will find information on caring for apricots in the garden and how to tackle pests and disease.
By Jacqueline Smith, GrowAsis Urban Garden Consulting, Inc.
Although its name may spark thoughts of tasty apricots, the Japanese apricot is planted for its ornamental beauty rather than its fruit. The tree’s small stature also makes it a great addition in many home landscapes. Click here to learn more about Japanese apricot trees.
Apricots are prone to several serious diseases, and it’s vital to know how to fight them. Click on the following article to learn more about what causes apricot brown rot and how to combat brown rot on apricot trees.
The Armenian plum (commonly called “apricot”) is the national fruit of Armenia and has been cultivated there for centuries. Click this article for more Armenian plum facts, including the “apricot vs. Armenian plum” issue.
Apricot phytophthora root rot is a serious disease that is difficult to control. What causes apricot phytophthora rot? Are there any effective control methods? The following article contains information about the disease cycle of phytophthora root rot of apricots.
Rhizopus rot is a serious problem that can affect ripe apricots, particularly after harvest. While it can be devastating if left untreated, apricot rhizopus rot is relatively easy to prevent. Learn more about what causes apricot rhizopus rot and how to control it here.
One of the most significant diseases to attack apricots in the southwestern United States is apricot cotton root rot, also referred to as apricot Texas root rot due to the prevalence of the disease in that state. Learn more about this disease here and get tips on its control.
Controlling root knot nematodes of apricot involves a combination of approaches, including planting disease-resistant varieties, along with sanitation and other cultural practices. Click this article to learn more about apricot nematode problems.
Most apricots with peach scab are those grown in home orchards since commercial growers take precautions to prevent it. Click on the following article for tips on how to stop apricot scab from ruining your backyard fruit production.
Armillaria root rot of apricots is a deadly disease for this fruit tree. There are no fungicides that can control the infection or cure it, and the only way to keep it out of your apricot and other stone fruit trees is to prevent the infection in the first place. This article will help.
Waterlogging is exactly what it sounds like. Waterlogged apricot trees are generally planted in poorly drained soil which leaves roots soaked and drowning. Once this happens, it is difficult to fix, but the issue is very easy to prevent. Learn more here.
Xylella fastidiosa of apricots is a serious disease also referred to as phony peach disease due to the fact that it is commonly found in peach trees too. How can apricots with phony peach disease be managed? Click here to find out about apricot xylella treatment.
Apricots with bacterial canker are hardly rare. This is a disease that often enters apricot trees and other stone fruit trees through wounds, often gardener-inflicted. If you’d like information on treating apricot bacterial canker, this article will help.
One key aspect to the production of a bountiful harvest is proper tree care and, of course, maintaining healthy conditions in the orchard. By doing so, growers are able to better avoid complications from various fungal issues, such as gummosis of apricots. Learn more here.
The apricot phytoplasma, Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum, is the pathogen responsible for this infection that afflicts not only apricots, but over 1,000 plant species worldwide. The following article examines the causes and treatment options for apricots with phytoplasma.
Rust on apricot trees is the most common disease of this fruit tree. If you have or want apricot trees in your backyard, click this article. We’ll give you information on apricots with rust fungus and techniques for controlling apricot rust.
Shot hole disease can attack several types of fruit trees, but apricot is especially vulnerable. Preventative steps are the best measures for managing this disease. Find tips on its control in the following article. Click here for more information.
An apricot with crown gall is a cause for concern. What causes apricot crown gall and how do you recognize the signs? Further information from the following article will be revealed to help you know how to treat apricot crown gall and protect these wonderful fruits.
Leucostoma canker is a stubborn disease, which also affects peaches, cherries, prunes, nectarines and plums. It is a serious problem worldwide, especially in cooler climates. Click this article for more apricot leucostoma canker information.
Diagnosing and treating common fruit tree problems is an important key to crop management. Knowing the signs and symptoms of diseases, such as bacterial spot on apricots, for instance, can help ensure healthier and more productive harvests. This article will help.
If you want a healthy apricot tree, it?s essential to stay ahead of the game, and that means keeping up a rigorous spraying schedule. Click the article that follows to learn more about spraying apricot trees for pests.
If you have an apricot tree in your garden, you?re probably asking yourself, ?Should I thin my apricot tree?? The answer is yes, and here?s why: apricot trees often set more fruit than the tree can support. This article will help with thinning apricots.
Ever finish eating a succulent apricot, ready to toss the pit away, and think, hmm, this is a seed. I wonder ?can you plant an apricot seed.? If so, how do I go about planting apricot pits? Find out in this article and give it a go.
Fresh apricots are a dream of many gardeners, but without blooms those fruits will never be. Find out how to encourage your apricot tree to bloom reliably in this article, and reasons an apricot tree won?t flower.
The anticipation for those first apricots of summer may be shattered if you discover apricots that have a soft center, otherwise known as pit burn in apricots. What then is pit burn and is there a remedy? This article will help.
If you are lucky enough to have an apricot tree in your yard, you may wonder ?why do my apricots stay green? and what can be done with apricots that do not ripen? This article will help apricot fruit not ripe falling from the tree.
Apricot trees are one of the few fruit trees with hardly any issues; however, you may observe apricot skin cracking on occasion. What causes fruit split in apricots and how can you avoid splitting apricots? Read here to find out.
Fruit drop on apricot trees is a common occurrence, although when it happens it may seem like your plant is suddenly very sick or dying. Don't panic, read this article to learn about apricot fruit drop.