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Offering (currently sprouting) apricot seeds

 
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I got a little zealous with my seed collection, and have more apricot seeds than I need.

They are currently sprouting little roots in my fridge, and I have planted all that I have space for.

$5 gets you 10 seeds, more than enough to get a few trees, and I'll tell you how I processed them so you can propagate your own pitted fruit trees.

Seeds are from an apricot growing at River Road x Russell, from 2 trees that receive only road runoff as supplemental irrigation.

email me at chcarlson at gmail to arrange a pickup.
 
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you still have any?
 
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I sure have a few - most of them went in pots in a cold greenhouse, and will hope for the best.
 
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Hey, I'm going be there mid May, if you could hold on to a couple it would be awesome
 
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I'll do my best! I have some Salish American Plum seeds as well that i will hold on to a few.
 
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curious if you are able to grow apricots in MT?

i had to order 2 more trees to get a price beak on a recent tree order; opted for 2 apricots, but i assumed they would be a once in five year crop here along the front range in CO.
i plan to protect them, and work on getting some kind of heat sink that will help keep them warm[er] in the winter.
any feedback is appreciated.
 
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I've never grown them myself, but there are sure apricot trees here, and have been for decades.

The tree i harvested the fruit from is on a high terrace above the river, and doesn't receive any supplemental irrigation or special protection. The fruits were smaller and a bit drier than normal, but had a delightful tart flavor when dehydrated.

I'm sure your trees on the front range will do great, especially if you protect them from the wind!
Also, I recommend watering them deeply and infrequently to encourage a deep root system, possibly with a molasses-based compost tea to encourage mychorizae.

In his book, Sepp Holzer discusses planting nursery rejects in the fall, by placing them in the ground with his hugel bed, and not watering them until after the first winter to encourage deep roots.

Let us know how it goes Kelly!

 
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