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Puester wrote:
> and one of our apricot trees is in full bloom. I took my grandson
> out int he yard to see it yesterday and it was glorious, every branch
> lined thickly with blossoms, and bees all over the place.
> So it's snowing and the temperature is dropping rapidly. That's a
> good sign that there won't be any fruit on the trees this year,

> so I'll have to buy fruit for jam. Dang. I don't think we've had a
> crop since 1998.

Sounds like your trees are blossoming too soon, you can control that
with mulching. If your fruit hasn't set for 7 years in a row then
there may be something else going on, perhaps the tree needs a cross