[nafex] Apricot Protection

dwoodard at becon.org dwoodard at becon.org
Fri Mar 23 01:15:45 EDT 2012

Caren, one classic way to delay blossom is to paint the tree with a
non-toxic white paint like *interior* latex. It is widely reported to
delay blossom 3 or more days. I don't know if you would get the full
effect by painting now.

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

>   Following Steve's e-mail about early pruning due to excessively warm
> weather I am starting to freak out about the apricot I planted last
> spring. Being that it's the first winter here and then with this yo-yo
> temperatures, does anyone have any suggestions on how to protect the
> blossoms. I'm a long way from that right now, the buds haven't even
> begun to swell yet but it won't be long with this warm weather and I
> like to be prepared!
> Any advice appreciated.
> Caren Kirk
> St. Jerome, QC

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