Dwarf fruit trees can be iffy in northern climes
Q: I would like to plant an apricot tree in my yard, but I have a few questions. You say that early spring is best for planting. I assume that mid-May is too late to be considered early spring in northern Illinois. In this zone, we are encouraged not to plant most things until after May 15, which is when the frost danger passes. Is this too late for apricots? When would be ideal? What varieties do you recommend for this climate? Is there a well-producing dwarf variety?
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