For many gardeners, there is nothing more enjoyable than growing Apricot Trees. The pleasant pink/red color they offer is a great way to complement your decor. The fruit of the Apricot tree is also a sight to behold and is commonly eaten as an apple, but if you grow your own Apricots you can enjoy them year round. When growing Apricots, there are several different types of them that you may encounter.
Most fruit from an Apricot Tree grows on large branches that reach up to about 30 feet or so high. Growing conditions for Apricot Trees are optimal warm weather, so the fruit performs best when frozen during spring and then frozen again as the months grow warmer. Apricots also thrive best in cool, dry weather, which means that in the United States the trees do their absolute best up in the northwest but are perfectly suited in the south as well. (specifically, apricot trees do their absolute best in USDA growing zone five through eight.)
There are several different varieties of the apricot tree. Some of the most popular are the hybrid ‘Waterberry’ or the ‘Chlorophytum’, both of which are native to China. In addition, there are two main varieties: the ‘Euromelan’ and the ‘Japanese.’ Each of these varieties has different hardiness zones and flowers. In order to ensure that you can grow all of the varieties, you will want to pay attention to information provided by the plant nursery you’re purchasing your seeds from.
In order to grow the various types of fruit trees, you will want to make sure that the soil is warm and fairly acidic. Apricot tree flowers typically bloom in early spring. The majority of the fruit trees produce a single set of flowers each year. Therefore, it is important that you choose the correct variety of flower in order to get the most out of your planting efforts. This article will provide you with information on the three main varieties of apricot tree flowers and the conditions they require for growth.
One of the most popular apricot tree varieties is the Waterberry, also known as the Butterfly Tree or the Butterfly Pink. The Waterberry has white blooms and is quite easy to grow, although it is more cold hardy than some of the other varieties. The flowers, as well as the fruit, are large and have an oval shape. It has red flesh and seeds. This species of apricot tree produces peach-colored fruit, which is the classic sign of the fruit being produced in the early summer.
The third variety of apricot tree flowers is the Peach, also known as the Grasshopper. The Peach requires full sun and warm conditions because its habitat does not have cool weather. Its natural habitat is found in Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Florida. Its hardiness zones are moderate to cold.