Shy-bearing Apricots

Why do my apricot trees not bring fruit? They seem healthy and are

vigorous-looking trees. Five large trees have not borne 100 pounds of

fruit in three years. The trees are not over six years old.

You may have a shy-bearing kind of apricot, of which there are many, or

the trees may have grown too fast to hold the fruit, or the frost or

north wind may have blasted the bloom. Stop winter pruning, and summer

prune to prevent excessive growth; reduce irrigation; try to convince

the apricot that it is not a "green bay tree" and see what will happen.

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