I hire my neighbor Richard Graver, the most knowledgeable orchardist I know, to prune my quince, apricot, mulberry, and apple trees each spring. I have no idea how to prune fruit trees, and please don’t tell me I can get a tutorial on that on the internet.
Anyway, I asked Richard why we never get any apricots. He said it was very hard to grow them in this part of Pennsylvania because they bloomed early, often before a killing frost. Today I noticed how pretty the apricot tree looked with its blossoms. It is now April 24.
Any bets on whether or not we will have at least one more killing frost.