Trees and Shrubs forum→What kind of fruit tree is this?

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Abilene, TX (Zone 8a)
May 25, 2018 3:14 PM CST
Can anybody tell me what kind of tree this is? We are in Abilene, TX. My wife picked these thinking they were ripe peaches (just small), but they have smooth pits (not rough like peach) and taste more like apricot or plum. Either way, I think they were picked too early. Also, why are they turning black and mushy in areas? The leaves also don't look so great... The tree only had about 10-15 pieces of fruit this season total.

We just moved in to this house and have many fruit bearing trees. We're trying to figure out how to take care of them the best we can!

Thanks in advance...
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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May 25, 2018 8:00 PM CST
My guess would be apricot.
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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May 25, 2018 8:21 PM CST
apricot, contact a local conservation department or master gardener to assist you w why they are black. I suspect some type of fungus. You can bring the fruits in to an office, or they may come to your place to look. They can tell you what it is, how to treat it, how to care for all the trees on your new property. There should be no cost. You may also locate a reputable nursery and see if they may help you id your trees and their issues. Good luck!

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