How to Care for Apricot Trees
Fruit splits are caused by an uneven rate of growth. They are often seen when rainfall occurs after a protracted period of dry conditions. The best way to prevent fruit splits are too supply a steady amount of moisture to the tree as the fruit matures.
I usually water my apricot trees every 4-5 days for a duration of 4 hours, using several mini-sprayers (aproximately 1 gallon/hour output). Is this an appropriate watering method? If not, how much water should I apply per watering, and how often should I water, assuming that the weather is dry?