Apricot tree Care - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by chopperdon
June 30, 2010
How can I keep apricots from falling prematurely. Also what preventive and when should I apply to keep bugs off the forming fruit.

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Apricot trees always develop more fruit than they can possibly hold to maturity so the trees go through a natural fruit drop phase, usually in June. I suspect that's what you are seeing now. The remaining fruit will be larger (less competition for moisture and nutrients). I wouldn't routinely spray the trees. If you do discover insect problems you can use Captan or a similar insecticide, according to label directions.

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