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By Tom Kalb
NDSU Extension Horticulturist 

Dakota Gardener: Growing apricots in North Dakota


March 27, 2023

The delicate blossoms of an apricot tree can take your breath away.

These white and pink flowers burst open in April while other trees are still sleeping. It’s an amazing sight and a sign that spring is upon us.

But winters in North Dakota do not go away quickly or quietly. In many years, apricot blossoms suffer frost injury and the tree fails to produce fruits.

How can we enjoy both the spl...

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