Top Questions About Dwarf Apricot Trees

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Questions About Dwarf Apricot Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
February 25, 2011

Q. Removal of Large Tree Sucker

I have an eight-year-old, semi-dwarf Apricot tree that developed a sucker from ground level. It is now as large as the original trunk, about 4 inches in diameter. I noticed that last year it bore almost no fruit and upon inspection realized the situation with the sucker.

Is it worth it to remove this very large ‘Siamese tree’, or should I remove the whole tree and start over?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 27, 2011
Certified Expert
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I would try to remove the sucker. The tree should be able to handle it and you will see an improvement in production from the main trunk once the sucker is removed.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 19, 2011

Q. Apricot Tree Not Doing Anything

Last year I purchased a home and was so excited to start growing my own fruit, so I planted a nectarine, lemon, orange and an apricot. Everything seems to be doing fine except for my semi-dwarf apricot tree. It hasn’t done a thing since we put it in the ground, not even grow a leaf. Did I get a bad tree or does it require some TLC that I’m not aware of.

Answered by
Nikki on
July 19, 2011
Certified Expert
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I'm sorry to tell you, but you may have a dead tree. If you saved your receipt, you can probably get a replacement.

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Asked by
gaynormalcolm on
August 4, 2012

Q. apricot branches

I have a dwarf apricot I bought dormant in spring and it has branches everywhere. The bottom two branches have long slender leaves. They do not match the other leaves. Do I cut these off or is this possibly another fruit?

Answered by
Heather on
August 16, 2012
Certified Expert
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It sounds like the rootstock on the graft is trying to grow, but this happens from below the graft line. The graft line is normally near the soil but sometimes trees are grafted near where the canopy is. Look on the trunk for a scar that goes all the way around. This is the graft line. You want to remove any branches that grow below the graft line as these are from the rootstock and will not help the tree.

If you are not able to find the graft line, removing the branches with the slender leaves will not hurt the plant.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 10, 2013

Q. What’s Wrong With My Apricot Tree?

My ultra dwarf apricot tree has little brown spots and pin holes on the leaves. What’s wrong? Am I watering too much? The tree is planted in a wine barrel.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
August 10, 2013
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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 8, 2013

Q. Dwarf Apricot Tree

I over fertilized a dwarf apricot tree and it appeared to die. It then started growing again and looked like an apricot bush. It did not produce apricots this year and it now has thorns on it. I pruned the excess bushiness off at ground level and left the original tree intact. Is this apricot tree salvagable? Is there anything I can do to get it to start producing again?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
September 10, 2013
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You may have a plant from the rootstock. If so, you won't have what you were supposed to have. You might get some type fruit, but it won't be what you wanted.

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Asked by
Farrellynn on
June 27, 2014

Q. dwarf apricot tree blossomed with small fruit but no leaves

I have an ultra dwarf apricot tree that blossomed and produced very small fruit this year but has no leaves. I thought that the tree was dead, I mean it looks dead, but when I trimmed a bit it is still green. It’s alive but not leafing out. Help! I want to save my tree but I have no idea what is wrong,

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 28, 2014
A.

This article will help you figure out what's wrong: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-leafing-problems.htm
You might also be interested in learning more about apricot care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apricots/apricot-tree-growing.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 4, 2017

Q. Apricot fruit

I have a dwarf apricot tree.3 Years ago it had fruit for the first time. The last two years nothing. I have fertilized it and it goes beautiful flowers and leaves but no fruit. I live in Southern CA. What I am doing wrong?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 4, 2017
A.

This could be lack of pollination, pests or nutrient issues.

Soil testing is crucial to determine what combination of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium are out of balance.

Here are some articles to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apricots/apricot-tree-growing.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apricots/apricot-tree-not-fruiting.htm

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