Growing Apricots In Cooler Climates

Soil and Situation. Apricots require a sheltered, sunny position and rather rich, well-drained soil. Extra drainage, with rubble buried 2 ft. beneath surface, may be necessary. They are usually grown against south or south-west walls or in sunny greenhouses. Borders are specially prepared. If the natural soil is very heavy or sandy, it is removed … Read more

Caring For Soft Fruit Bearing Trees

The Care of Apricots Apricots flower even earlier than peaches so that some kind of covering (hessian, old curtains etc.) should be held in readiness for evenings when frost threatens. They are self-fertile but unless flying insects are plentiful hand pollination is helpful (distributing the pollen with a camel’s-hair brush or wisp of cottonwool). Two … Read more