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Q.my younger apricot tree is producing fruit that has no apricot flavor and not sweet

Zone Grand Junction, CO 81503 | curecanti added on August 10, 2019 | Answered

This apricot has been producing some apricots for 3 years. This year there were more than I think it should have produced, but they were pithy and absolutely no apricot flavor. The skin color was beautiful and the fruit meat was lovely apricot orange color. Can you offer any thoughts? Thank you, ann mchazlett

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Answered on August 13, 2019

This can be caused by a sulfur deficiency. I would recommend a soil test to see how much needs to be added. Iron sulfate will correct the issue. I would also add dolomitic lime to keep the pH from dropping too much.

This article will give you more information on soil testing: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm

Your extension service will be able to help you with this if you need. This link will help you to find the closest one to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

This article will help you to grow Apricot trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apricots/apricot-tree-growing.htm

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