Information About Apricots

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.

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How To Preserve Apricots From The Garden

By Amy Grant

If you have an apricot tree or two, you might have more fruit than you know what to do with. Click to learn how to deal with all that excess.

How To Store Apricots: Learn About Post-Harvest Care Of Apricots

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Apricots are known for their delicacy and are harvested before fully ripe. An apricot post-harvest is often subjected to crowding, bumping and jostling, which can bruise the fruit. A few apricot handling tips can help you enjoy it weeks down the line. Learn more here.

Feeding Apricot Trees: When And How To Fertilize An Apricot Tree

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Who doesn’t enjoy the little juicy gems produced by apricot trees? Growing a couple apricot trees in your backyard orchard is not difficult. However, there are a few things you need to know beforehand – like fertilizing. To find out more, click here.

Japanese Apricot Tree Care: How To Grow Japanese Apricot Trees

By Gardening Know How

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.

Apricot Brown Rot Treatment: What Causes Apricot Brown Rot

By Liz Baessler

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.

Apricot Vs. Armenian Plum – What Is An Armenian Plum

By Teo Spengler

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: Managing Phytophthora On Apricots

By Amy Grant

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 Apricot Control: Treating Apricots With Rhizopus Rot

By Liz Baessler

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.

Apricot Texas Root Rot – Treating Apricots With Cotton Root Rot

By Amy Grant

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.

Apricot Nematode Problems – Treating Apricots With Root Knot Nematodes

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Apricot Scab Treatment – How To Manage Apricots With Peach Scab

By Teo Spengler

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.

Apricot Armillaria Root Rot: What Causes Apricot Oak Root Rot

By Mary Ellen Ellis

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.

What Causes Apricot Waterlogging: What To Do For Waterlogged Apricot Trees

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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 – Treating Apricots With Phony Peach Disease

By Amy Grant

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.

Bacterial Canker Control – Treating Apricots With Bacterial Canker Disease

By Teo Spengler

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.

Apricot Fungal Gummosis – How To Treat Apricot Gummosis

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

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.

Stone Fruit Yellow Of Apricots – Treating Apricots With Phytoplasma

By Amy Grant

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.

Apricot Rust Control – How To Treat Rust On Apricot Trees

By Teo Spengler

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.

Apricot Shot Hole Control: How To Treat Apricots With Shot Hole Disease

By Mary Ellen Ellis

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.

Apricot Crown Gall Symptoms: How To Treat Apricot Crown Gall Disease

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

Apricot Leucostoma Canker Info – Treating An Apricot With Leucostoma Canker

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Treating Apricot Bacterial Spot – How To Control Bacterial Spot On Apricots

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

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.

Spraying Apricot Trees – When To Spray Apricot Trees In The Garden

By Liz Baessler

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.

Apricot Thinning: How And When Should I Thin My Apricot Tree

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Apricot Seed Planting – How To Start An Apricot Tree From A Pit

By Amy Grant

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.

Apricot Not Blooming: Why There Are No Flowers On Apricot Trees

By Kristi Waterworth

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.

What Is Pit Burn: What Apricots Have Soft Center

By Amy Grant

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.

Apricots Do Not Ripen: Why Do My Apricots Stay Green On Tree

By Amy Grant

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.

Fruit Split In Apricots: Why Are My Apricots Cracking Open

By Amy Grant

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.

Apricot Fruit Drop: Causes And Treatment For Apricot Fruit Falling Off

By Kristi Waterworth

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.

Treating Problems In Apricots: Learn About Diseases Of Apricot Trees

By Kristi Waterworth

Do you know how to identify apricot tree diseases? Well, if you're growing one, you should. Read this article to learn about treating disease problems in apricots, including what to look for.

Picking Apricots: When And How To Harvest An Apricot

By Amy Grant

An excellent source of nutrients, the questions addressed within this article pertain to apricot harvesting. Learn when and how to harvest an apricot, so you can enjoy their benefits.

Apricot Tree Problems: Tips For Controlling Insects On Apricots

By Kristi Waterworth

There's nothing like eating a fresh, ripe apricot straight from the tree. But this only happens when pests are not around. This article examines common apricot tree insects and how to treat them.

Apricot Tree Trimming: Learn When And How To Prune An Apricot Tree

By Jackie Carroll

An apricot tree looks better and produces more fruit when it?s properly pruned. Take a look at some apricot pruning tips in this article and learn how to prune your tree with confidence.

Reasons For An Apricot Tree Not Producing

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Apricots are fruits that can be grown by anyone. While easily grown, however, there are times when fruiting doesn't occur. This article explains why the non-fruiting of apricots may happen.

Care Of Apricot Trees: Apricot Tree Growing In The Home Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Apricots are one of those wonderful trees that are self-fruitful, meaning you don't need a pollination partner to get fruit. Apricot tree growing is suitable in most western states and regions with plenty of heat and sunshine. Learn how to grow apricots in this article.

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