Apricot

Although they’re native to west Asia, apricot trees have made their way to the U.S. over the years and have found a home in several parts of the country. Apricot trees like the Hardy Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) don’t always grow well in places that stay on the colder side for the majority of the year. They’re perfect for places that have mild climates with long summers. They thrive when they’re protected from the wind and when they’re able to get a lot of sunlight throughout the course of a day.

Apricot trees practice self-pollination. But Hardy Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) trees and other apricot trees produce their best fruit when they’re situated among other species in the Prunus genus. This includes wild black cherry trees, choke cherry trees, American plum trees, and more. The fruit found on apricot trees looks a lot like small peaches and is known for being firm. Apricots are not too juicy when you bite into them, and their flavor can range from sweet to tart. The fruit from apricot trees is often used to make fruit jellies, dried snacks, and more.

Apricot trees will typically live anywhere from 20 to 30 years when planted in the right place and given access to enough water and sunlight. In addition to providing apricots for humans to eat, Hardy Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) trees also supply wildlife surrounding the trees with fruit to eat. Matured apricots from these trees will often drop to the ground and feed squirrels, field mice, and other types of rodents.

Cold Stream Farm can provide those in California, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Canada with apricot trees like the Hardy Apricot (Prunus armeniaca). Call us at 231-464-5809 today to place an order.

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