Winter Protection For New Apricot

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Old 09-28-02, 01:43 PM
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Winter Protection For New Apricot

WE PUT IN AN 8' APRICOT LAST SPRING, ITS HARDEY TO -10 F.WE LIVE IN N.J. SHOULD IT BE STAKED AND TRUNK WRAPPED? ANY OTHER ADVICE? THANKS FOLKS!!
 
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Old 10-01-02, 05:10 PM
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Apricot tree winter protection

There are winter tree wraps available for young trees. These should be removed in the spring. Tree wraps protect the bark that is exposed to the warm winter sun that can cause bark to burst and open and result in invasion to disease and decay. Dormant oil spray or other spray as recommended by your local Dept. of Agriculture Extension Agent will tend to eliminate overwintering insects and pests.

Contact your local Dept. of Agriculture Extension Agent for advice regarding spraying and pruning practices for fruit trees in your area.
 
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Old 10-01-02, 08:10 PM
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Smile Winter Fruit Tree care.

Hi VIN FIN Welcome to the DIY Garden Forum

Twelvepole was nice enough to transfer your post over to the Garden Forum.

Reading her advice I can not add much except not to worry to much in NJ, as your weather is just great for the Apricot. So don't worry to much.

We remove our 4 Hemp heavy Twine stake out ropes/ string after the first summer. When they root you wont be able to pull them out, also you don't want rope burn by leaving the ropes on over winter.

Here in the Mountains we don't wrap our Fruit trees because it can keep mosture in around the bark in a mild winter, & promote fungal problems. There are plastic trunk wraps you will need to keep on for quite a few years, to keep Rabbits from girdiling your trunk & killing the tree. 18 inches from the ground will do the trick unless NJ Rabbits carry step ladders LOL.

Like Twelvepole said before, the dormant Oil spray is a must in late fall & early Spring to kill out any eggs etc, hiding in the bark. There are a lot of great collage sites you can find on a Google.com Search on how to care for, prune, feed & spray the many different fruit trees.

Marturo
 
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