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[Fwd: Re: [nafex] Apricot for Boston?]

Bert,  Tom Olenio suggested I ask your advice.  Thanks for any info you
can offer.

Ginda Fisher

-------- Original Message --------
On Fri, 7 Sep 2001, Ginda Fisher wrote:

> I would like to buy an apricot tree as a housewarming gift for a
> friend.  He just moved to a place in Cambridge, MA, which is a warm zone
> 6 or a cool zone 7, with relatively cool summers.
> I can't find the previous discussion of "Tomcot", but remember someone
> praising it for northern growers.  It seems to need a pollinator,
> though, and there's only room for one tree.
> Any recommendations?  Also, Apricots don't seem to be all that commonly
> sold, so I'd appreciate advice on where to buy one mail order.  I'm at
> ginda@concentric.net if you don't want to write about nurseries to the
> whole list.
> Thanks,
> Ginda

Hi Ginda,

Contact Bert Dunn for information.  His email address is;


Bert grows apricots in Canada hardiness zone 4a and should have some
advice as far as varieties go.

He will not be able to ship you a tree, but he has some experience with
cold hardiness.

Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a