Almond, apricot and apple, yes. I have one almond, three apples, two apricots, and an almond-peach cross that have all survived at least one summer/winter. I'll be planting more this winter. I will also be planting concord grape seeds to see what happens. I have yet to have a plum seedling survive. One of the apples was planted in a pot, the others started where they are.
Konstantinos Karoubas wrote:Hey Lauren,
Have you tried planting almond, plum, apricot, and apple seeds to see if they will sprout and survive the coming summer without any help?
My mature almond tree still gave us quite a good harvest last fall. I watered deeply once a month during the summer. A higher percentage of empty and dried up nuts, but not too bad. This year I didn't water at all, but most of the blossoms were nipped by several freezes so it's an inconclusive test. The tree itself is looking great.
Garrett Schantz wrote:Almonds use up quite a bit of water so they might not put out many nuts if the rainfall is low, maybe try and add a few more trees for diversity. Might be fun too. Maybe native maples? Could tap them in the future.