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Apricots are a delicious summer fruit with a sweet flavour, making them a beautiful addition to your garden. If you live in Melbourne, you may wonder if it's possible to grow apricot trees in your area. The good news is that apricots are relatively easy to grow in most parts of Australia and are an excellent choice for beginner gardeners.
Apricot trees prefer a sunny location and well-drained soil, so choose a spot in your garden that meets those requirements. When it comes to watering, apricot trees need regular watering during the growing season, but they can tolerate slightly dry conditions during the dormant period. With a little care and attention, you can enjoy delicious apricots from your tree in no time.
The best apricot varieties for Melbourne are those tolerant to heat and drought. Some good choices include ‘Trevatt’, ‘Moorpark’ and ‘Cot N Candy’. Apricots need to be grown in full sun and prefer well-drained soils. They can be sensitive to frost, so choosing a suitable variety for your area is important. With a little forward-thinking, you can enjoy a bountiful crop of delicious apricots from your backyard.
Apricot trees are one of the first fruit trees to bloom in the spring. They typically bloom in late February or early March, and the flowers stay on the tree for about four weeks. After the flowers fall off, the apricots will start to ripen in early summer. The exact timing will depend on the variety of apricot trees and the climate. Generally, apricots grown in warmer temperatures ripen earlier than those grown in cooler climates. However, you can usually expect to see ripe apricots on the tree sometime between November and March.
You might not know it, but apricots are a type of stone fruit. Stone fruits are a category of fruits that also includes plums, cherries, and peaches. These fruits get their name from the large stone or pit found in the centre of the fruit. While the pit can be challenging to remove, it is edible and contains a large seed surrounded by sweet juicy flesh.
If you're thinking about planting apricot trees in Melbourne, the best time to plant them is from late winter to early spring, when the soil is warm enough for roots to take hold but not so hot that the trees will suffer from stress.
However, it's important to keep an eye on the weather forecast and avoid planting during periods of extreme heat or cold. Apricot trees need a period of dormancy to produce fruit, so planting them too early or too late in the season can interfere with fruit production. With a little planning, you can ensure that your apricot trees get off to a healthy start and produce a bountiful crop of delicious fruit.
Apricot trees are beautiful and unique and make a wonderful addition to any garden. However, they can be a bit tricky to care for. One of the most important things to keep in mind is how often to water your apricot tree. Too much water can cause the roots to rot, while too little water will cause the tree to produce smaller fruit.
The best way to determine how often to water your apricot tree is to check the soil around the tree. The soil should be moist but not soggy. Depending on the size of your tree and the climate you live in, you may need to water your apricot tree once or twice a week. With a little trial and error, you should be able to find the perfect watering schedule for your hardy tree.
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