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Will my apricots ripen?


By Apricot

london, United Kingdom Gb

I have an apricot tree that has barely fruited over the last 10 years. This year, however there are hundreds of apricots, some have dropped but there are still loads left on the tree. They are hard and greenish at the moment but are beginning to turn a little yellow around the edges. Will they ripen? Should I pick the fruit and let them ripen off the tree. I have no idea what particular type of apricot they are but would love some advice.



I'm not sure, but I think you should leave them on the tree - keep an eye on them to see if they're beginning to ripen - if we have another heatwave, they'll be fabulous I'd think. Sounds like they're ripening anyway, but I believe the more sun they get, the sweeter they are. If it was September, I'd be telling you to ripen them indoors, but it is only just July.

6 Jul, 2009


Leave them on the tree to ripen. This is about the right time of year for apricots, at least out here. You will see the apricots change to a lovely colour. When the fruit is the right colour and just past being rock hard then it is time to pick. If you have some that are over-ripe, save them for making jam......they are fantastic.

7 Jul, 2009

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