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Orange apricot seeds

Dwarf varieties can be planted in large containers, at least 45cm (18in) wide, filled with soil-based John Innes No. 3 compost.

Apricots are generally propagated by grafting or budding. Named cultivars will not come true from seed, but seedlings may still produce worthwhile trees. Trees grown from seed or cuttings will be much larger trees than those grafted onto a chosen rootstock, and are likely to be slower to start fruiting.

Heavy pruning is best avoided, as larger pruning cuts often don’t heal well.

Apricots are ready to pick from late July to August – ripe fruits are soft and detach easily from the tree. Pick and handle them carefully, to avoid bruising.

How to plant

In March and early April, mulch around the root area with a 5cm (2in) layer of well-rotted manure, to help retain moisture in the soil. This will help to prevent drought stress, especially in early to mid-summer when the fruit is swelling.

Apricots (including compact cultivars) are usually grafted onto rootstocks to limit their size, but truly dwarfing rootstocks are not available. The main rootstocks choices are:

Apricots are self-fertile, but they flower very early in spring when few pollinating insects are around, so hand-pollination is usually needed to ensure a good crop. Trees grown under cover must be hand-pollinated.

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Carry out hand-pollination for several days, ideally around noon in dry, sunny weather, using a soft artist’s paintbrush or a cotton-wool bud. Lightly mist the tree with water to ensure the pollen sticks, but allow plenty of time for the flowers to dry out before dark.

Apricots fruit at the base of one-year-old shoots, and on two-year-old and older wood.

1 x Feminized Orange Apricot Seed

Orange Apricot is a connoisseurs top choice. This sweet smelling treat was created by crossing Orange Juice and Apricot Helix. The buds are so covered with trichomes it appears as if the flower was dusted with keif. Orange Apricot is perfectly paired with a hike or helping ease the stress of a long tedious task. Patients have said this strain has helped with pain and depression.

Orange Apricot is a connoisseurs top choice. This sweet smelling treat was created by crossing Orange Juice and Apricot Helix. The buds are so covered with trichomes it appears as if the flower was dusted with keif. Orange Apricot is perfectly paired with a hike or helping ease the stress of a long tedious task. Patients have said this strain has helped with pain and depression.

Description

Due to food safety risks, the retail sale of raw apricot kernels is banned under the Food Standards Code.

Apricot kernels are safe to eat in processed products, like almond biscuits. The baking process reduces the level of the toxin.

Fresh apricots with the stone inside can still be sold and eaten. The kernels cannot be sold separately.

You should avoid eating seeds from apples and pears, which also have the toxin. Accidentally eating the occasional seed is not generally a problem.

A toxin is in the kernels and seeds

Apricot kernels and apple and pear seeds should not be eaten. Find out why and about the ban on the sale of raw apricot kernels.

Apricot kernels and the seeds of apples and pears contain a naturally occurring toxin (amygdalin). When eaten, this toxin can react with stomach enzymes and release a poison (cyanide) in the gut. This can cause stomach ache, illness, and can be fatal, especially for children. Apricot kernels, in particular, should not be eaten.

The ban doesn’t apply to apricot kernels used as ingredients in food for sale, as long as the final product is safe.

Sale of raw apricot kernels is not allowed