What variety of apricot is recommended for Butler county And where would...

Asked February 15, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

What variety of apricot is recommended for Butler county And where would recommend purchasing trees Thanks Pete

Butler County Ohio

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Apricots aren't easy to grow in Ohio because they are the earliest of all fruits to bloom in early spring and usually get frozen out by early frosts. Genetic dwarf varieties can be grown in containers in Butler County and then wheeled into the garage or other sheltered area until spring warms up things.
While the tree is fairly hardy it can bloom too early if you get a warm spell in late February to early March In areas that have late frosts, like we can have in Butler County, you can choose some newer varieties that bloom later and produce better in harsh climates.
Reliable dwarf apricot trees are rare. You might try a genetic dwarf such as 'Stark Golden Glo' or 'Garden Annie'. Buy dormant, bare-root, 1 year old trees, if possible and plant in early spring.
You might contact your local nursery to receive a recommendation of where to purchase these varieties or they may be able to order them for you.