How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Harvesting and storage

Apricots are best harvested when they are fully ripe on the tree. Some varieties will ripen fruit over a 3-week period so harvest as the fruit is ready. Pick fruit when it is yellow and starting to soften, yet is still firm. Fruit will keep for about 1 to 3 weeks if stored in a cool location.

Apricots
Cluster of ripe apricots

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