[NAFEX] apricot won't break dormancy

Chris Garriss cgarriss at garriss.net
Mon Jun 7 08:55:56 EDT 2010

Glad to know about your experience
  I've not tried to grow apricots but have had peach and cherry die without
ever breaking bud..or even bud swell.   Perhaps I should have watered more.
..it was dry and I did water but perhaps not sufficiently.  Shall keep in
mind for the future.

On Jun 5, 2010 5:33 PM, "Ginda Fisher" <list at ginda.us> wrote:

Update:  We were out of town for a couple of days, and I got back and
noticed that the apricot has some leaves, and other buds are opening up.
 It's been both warm and wet, so perhaps that's what it needed.  It
certainly doesn't look like a vigorous, happy plant, but I think there's a
decent chance it will survive after all.

I vaguely recall the first one I bought was also very slow to break dormancy
(only the first year), and it did fine, until something killed it last year.

My guess is that John S is right, and the problem is that it was stunted by
root damage when it was dug up and shipped to me.  In fact, I noticed that
the tree didn't have all that much root (as compared to the top) when I
planted it.  I didn't notice root damage, especially, but all bare-root
trees have some root damage.  This one must just be more sensitive to it
than the typical apple.

I guess it's just as well I hadn't gotten around to complaining to Burnt
Ridge about it, yet. Wish me luck with it.  Fresh apricots were really nice.


On May 8, 2010, at 11:12 PM, Ginda Fisher wrote:

> Thanks. It keeps raining around here, so perha...
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