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Q.Is There Pollinator Flower To Attract Bee To Early Blooming Apricot Tree?

Zone 97023 | Anonymous added on June 4, 2023 | Answered

I have a small 5 yr old apricot tree that only produces a FEW apricots/year. I think the problem is that it blooms so early in the spring that there are no bees around. Could you recommend a flower for a companion that would attract the bees to coordinate with the tree and pollination could occur?

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Answered on June 5, 2023

Even though apricots are self fruitful, you will get more fruit if you have two different varieties of apricots. Pollination can indeed be a problem. You can always pollinate the plants yourself if you can easily reach the blooms.

Plants that attract bees and other insect pollinators include:






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