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Apricot tree help please all input appreciated

Posted by mattpf none (My Page) on
Sat, May 11, 13 at 13:45

Hi I live in zone 3b/4
I started some westcot cot trees last year.i noticed last year I tried grafting a few branches and the wood of the apricot tree is very dry with what looks like barely any cambium ????
The over wintered only budding from trunks and few buds so far. I've been pruning branches they seem so dry but I remember from last year they were like that in middle of summer.
I've also got alot of plums cherries ect they have very green branches that are very flexible .

My question is are apricot trees very dry hard wood compared to the other prunus or did mine suffer bad winter injury


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RE: Apricot tree help please all input appreciated

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sat, May 11, 13 at 15:28

They shouldn't be that different. Scratch the bark. It should be bright green just under the surface. If it's at all brown then you likely had winter injury. What you describe sounds like winter injury, if so sorry to hear that.


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RE: Apricot tree help please all input appreciated

It is a winter injury I had the same problem none of my Apricot grafts worked


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RE: Apricot tree help please all input appreciated

Native plums grow here. Would these be compatible for grafting european or japanese plums?


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RE: Apricot tree help please all input appreciated

Treehugger how do your apricots suffer winter damage in a warm zone like yours ?
It's more likely sun scald or simply dried out. Apricot are very hardy trees .
I noticed last year when I tried grafting apricots that the wood is very dry and they are next to impossible to graft . I think grafting green wood or bud grafting is way to go with apricots .


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RE: Apricot tree help please all input appreciated

MATTPF

You must be kidding to say my weather is warm. If my weather is warm why all the flowers on my 6 apricot trees froze and fell down. My dream is to taste just one apricot from my trees but the weather would not allow me. I was so frustrated and crazy I went out and spent 300.00 buying tree tarps and XMAS lights to be used next year freeze time. I did that to prevent myself of giving up hope for apricot


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RE: Apricot tree help please all input appreciated

Sorry, I wasn't trying to hijack the thread. I thought I was starting a new thread.


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