Blenheims are Back

By | July 9, 2008

We had a huge harvest from our Blenheim apricot tree four years ago, and this year the tree is bearing a similar amount of fruit. Rogue backyard animals got 30 or so, we’ve picked about 60 and I think there are another 75 apricots on what is now a very old tree. It had been on a three year cycle in previous years, but this was by far the biggest harvest since 2004.

As the trunk continues to deteriorate rapidly, I’ve had to prune the limbs back severely to keep the tree from leaning over too much. Maybe I unknowingly did a great pruning job last fall. If so, it was complete luck.

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