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[nafex] Boston Apricots

Ginda:  I was the instigator of the Tomcot discussion, for better or
worse, and am located on the cusp of the 6/7 line in Northern Virginia.
I think it would be ideal for the location you are describing.  I don't
know what rootstock my trees are on (they came from Mellinger's in
Ohio), but they are what I would call very vigorous growers, and
precocious bearers.  I have subsequently planted a Puget Gold on St.
Julian A that is growing much less vigorously.  You should see the Puget
Golds that Richard Ossolinski is able to grow up in coastal Maine; he
once sent me a photo of them --- suitable for framing.  For a number of
years I had only one Tomcot, and it set fruit regularly, so I don't
think it needs a pollinator.  I think this is true of most apricots,
although set may be improved with more than one.  The problem here is
those rogue freezing nights in mid to late April, and I am determined to
deal with that by putting out hoses and sprinklers should it occur again
next spring.
Rgds, Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA

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