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Scout Apricot Trees -- Damaged

Posted by ForeverRecycleReuse MN 4B (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 12, 13 at 14:04

I planted (3) Scout Apricot trees that were damaged from a storm this summer (trees were in the Nursery's discount "gravesite" area). After 2 months of growth, they are appearing much healthier except 1 appears to have some trunk damage. I planted them 5 ft appear which is what the Nursery and tag suggested in an area that gets direct sun in mid-morning for 3 hours and filtered sun in mid-afternoon for 4 hours. I hope that will be a good spot and placement for these trees... Anyways, is there anything that I should do to continue to encourage their growith besides watering and fertilizing (chicken poop). I thought to just let them grow and think about pruning in a couple years.

Scout are supposed to be self-pollinating -- anyone have any experience with these?

Been doing lots of website research but getting first-hand knowledge and recommendations from here would be wonderfully appreciated.

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RE: Scout Apricot Trees -- Damaged

1st tree with trunk damage. Had the least amount of growth when purchased and really looked just like a stick in the ground.

RE: Scout Apricot Trees -- Damaged

2nd tree with a bit more growth on it.

RE: Scout Apricot Trees -- Damaged

3rd tree with the most growth and the start of a long branch.

RE: Scout Apricot Trees -- Damaged

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 12, 13 at 14:22

The trees are healthy other than the missing bark. Not much else to do now. My main concern reading your post is that's not much sunlight.

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