Dwight Said:How do you grow an apricot from a apricot seed?
We Answered:wash the pit in 20% bleach (1 part bleach, 9 parts water) for one minute, rinse, dry, then put it in the refrigerator, in a plastic bag, for 6 weeks. Then carefully crack open the pit, remove the seed inside, soak the seed for 2 days in water (there are naturally occurring chemical germination inhibitors in the seed) then plant the seed.
Louise Said:How can I make an apricot glaze out of fresh apricots?
We Answered:This workes well with raspberries, and I think it will work with apricots.
Take about a quarter of your apricots, peel and slice them. Put them in a pot with about a cup of sugar and a half a cup of water and boil them on medium heat. Reduce the mix until it is about as thick as a cream style soup. This will make what is called a coulis. The sugar and water should puree the fruit and give you a smooth sauce. mix that with the rest of your fruit, and bake it off like normal.
The procedure I just gave can be used on any soft fruit to make a dessert sauce. If you need to put in the blender and puree it.
Hope that helps.
Jill Said:Has anyone tried a black velvet apricot or cactus pears?
We Answered:Prickly pear fruit are delicious. The seeds inside somewhat resemble passionfruit and can be scooped out with a spoon.
Cynthia Said:How long does it take for an apricot tree to reach full size?
We Answered:Its about 10 years. They grow from 1-2 feet per year. All apricot trees grow at about the same rate.
Deborah Said:What is the proper way to care for apricot trees?
We Answered:Growing an Apricot in the desert might be the hardest thing to do because Apricots usually want to grow where it's constantly wet. So you know what you have to do... constantly water.
Martin Said:How long does Apricot wood need to dry before it can be burned?
We Answered:It depends on the weather and humidity and size of pieces. Minimum time is usually 2-3 weeks, and in some areas it can take 6 months.