[NAFEX] When to pick apricots
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Sat Jul 11 13:03:19 EDT 2009
Rather to my surprise, my puget gold apricot is still covered with
fruit. (Yes, I thinned it, but there's lots.) The fruit has turned
golden, with a red blush. It's still very hard.
I'm sure it would be best if picked fully tree-ripened, but I doubt
much will be left if I wait for that. I find pits under the tree
pretty regularly even with unripe fruit, and I'm over-run with
chipmunks, squirrels, crows, deer, and lots of other stuff that no
doubt would enjoy ripe apricots, too. I'll leave some to see if I can
get some ripe, put if I can pick some earlier, it's probably worth it.
When might I start picking some? What do you look for?
eastern MA, zone 6
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