Apricot Trees
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Do Apricots Continue To Ripen After Being Picked?

Zone 3874 | willow_18 added on January 13, 2020 | Answered

Bats have found our apricots. We need to pick all, or leave them to the bats.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on January 14, 2020

Yes, they do continue to ripen off of the tree.

If you want to pick them a little early, it will not hurt anything. Of course, the best is when it is picked at peak ripeness. When this is not possible due to pests, such as bats, then picking them early will give you, at least, some fruit to eat.

You can try bagging your fruit, which may help to deter the bats. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/bagging-fruit-trees.htm

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