Apricot Trees

apricot tree

Zone aurora colorado | dormnr added on May 16, 2012 | Answered

We have a large tree that produced 2 years ago and will this year. The tree has lots of dead limbs this year and seems a little droopy. What may be wrong? Tree is 18 to 20 years old.

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Answered on May 17, 2012

If it was still bearing fruit up into last year, you can consider yourself very lucky. Most apricots only live for 20 years, let alone be productive. That being said, this does not mean that your apricot is done producing. Have your soil tested to see if there are any nutrient deficiencies. Even if you fertilize regularly, trace nutrients or a pH imbalance can hurt have an effect on its health. Those dead limbs should be taken out.

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