How to grow apricot?
Homeland apricot is considered China. It was there that apricot trees were mentioned for three thousand years BC. Every person is able to grow apricot. For this, you need to take only apricot seed.
Ways to grow apricot
Let's look at how to grow apricot from the stone. Apricot seedlings tend to preserve the taste of the plant from which the bone was taken. However, there are cases when the fruits of a young tree are significantly inferior in taste or size to the mother plant. To make sure that the fruits will be tasty, you need to plant not one, but several apricot seeds. A prerequisite is also a benign care for a young plant.
Cultivation of apricot is a fairly long process that requires physical costs. In order to plant an apricot, it is necessary to take only a fresh bone, almost a few minutes ago, taken out of the fruit. Remember, old bones can not be taken, and all your efforts will not bring any results.The most important thing is not to use for planting stones, imported from a different climate. After all, they may not be adapted in our climate, on our land.
When planting apricot seeds need to pay attention to several important factors. First, the landing should be done in the spring. Secondly, do not plant a bone in open space. After all, spring is over and the young seedling will have to winter, and the cold and wind will not contribute to this. Plant bones, you need no deeper than 6 cm, and after bury in the ground, be sure to pour water. To keep the moisture in the soil longer, it can be covered with a layer of sawdust.
Ways to care for planted bone
After you put the bones in the ground, you need to look after them very well. After all, a seedling will come and bear fruit only if it is regularly watered, weeded from weeds, fertilized (with ashes, manure, potassium). In September, when the plant reaches the age of two, it must be transplanted. His first crop, a young apricot seedling, can give when he is six years old. By themselves, apricots are not whimsical.It will take quite a bit of time and you will have a delicious harvest. Apricot contains very healthy substances. Such as:
- vitamin C, A, B;
- zinc and others.
You can see how much useful things come into your body when apricot is present in your diet! Now, theoretically, you know how to grow apricots, and you want to try practically? Then wait for spring. Arm yourself with desire and go!