Apricots Need Heat to Ripen
Apricots are hardy, but because they flower early, the blossoms and young buds are vulnerable to spring frosts. Lose them and you won't get any fruit. If the temperature dips, be sure to cover them.
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The wonders of modern, dwarfing rootstocks have made the pear available to container gardeners. As easy to grow as apples, these pear varieties just need a little more warmth, sunshine, and frost and wind protection.