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"The process of photosynthesis is like a fine, critical thread that invisibly suspends all our food and the dining experience before us". Lloyd Godman 2005

 

St Andrews Garden, Victoria Australia

 

there are two apricots in the St Andrews Orchard - Planted in the winter of 2007

Grafted

Sunglow - 2011 Survived

Wenatchee - 2011 Broken off by possums

Peeka - 2011 Broken off by possums

Apricot Trevatt - Planted winter 2008

Despite the horrid summer of 2008 - 9 when there was high temperatures of several days at 45° and the Black Saturday bushfire at 47°, with only 4mm for all of January and February, this tree has established very well.

and 2010.

 

 

2008 The tree has established well, In this first year the tree has had a good load of compost applied around the outer perimeter drip line
2009 . The tree has been treated with a watering of Trichoderma in the spring of 2009. The tree did not flower in the spring of 2009 - This is the second year the tree has had a good load of compost applied around the outer perimeter drip line. In autumn some creature attacked the tree and art most of the leaves.
2010

The tree produced limited flowers in the spring of 2010 and has set a few fruit - there has been great rain this year and the growth is tremendous - This is the third year the tree has had a good load of compost applied around the outer perimeter drip line. The tree has been treated with a watering of Trichoderma in the spring of 2010

However some creature, probably parrots or a wallaby is partial to the new growth and the tree had many leaves eaten in the spring of 2010. I have a net over the tree to stop this attack.