SacBee Garden: Apricot surprise

Published: Saturday, Jun. 15, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 9CALIFORNIA LIFE

Sacramento Bee readers share their gardening adventures.

Hot weather put fruit trees into overdrive.

"This 4-year-old apricot surprised me this year with huge fruit set," said Vicky Rodgers of Fair Oaks. "Apricot jam, anyone?"

It's shaping up to be a good year for apricots and peaches. Many stone fruits seem to be headed for early harvest – a week or two earlier than normal.

Due to the dry and hot spring weather, fruit may be smaller than usual, too – but very flavorful.


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