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Antoinette Inguanti
Thank you Marly, but we are in Victoria, Australia and have since created a veggie patch and various fruit trees together with a number of roses in our backyard, all of which are currently blooming! (We are at beginning of our spring down under). Our frontyard had council restrictions and have had to create seaside landscaping which is also growing quite successfully. Apart from some indigenous seaside plants, we have managed to mingle some olive trees and they seem to all get on harmoniously ! :))
   
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ritb

My mother in law has apricot trees in Central Turkey and I have never tasted an apricot like it , EVER! It is so delicious, that I couldn't even believe my tastebuds! Growing up in Northern Minnesota with -30 winter temps. I guess we never knew what a real apricot was supposed to taste like. But now I know!!! I'm in Toronto, Ontario Canada now and I don't know if they would survive here.

   
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mindshift

Turkey is the top apricot producing country in the world. Extract from the kernal (seed) is used to flavor the Italian liqueur amaretto. There are several Prunus species (armeniaca, brigantina, mandshurica, muma and siberica) also known as apricot that extend the growing range of this fruit, but most varieties are hardy only from zone 5 to 8. Apricots need a minimum of 4 weeks with temperatures below 45ºF. They are sensitive to early warming, and fruit production can be subsequently damaged by later freezes.

   

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