Apricots are grown in the dry temperate and mid-hill regions of India

Wild apricots are indigenous to India and known as “Zardalu”

Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and some North eastern hill states are the major producers of apricots

Commercially propagated through Tongue grafting, T-budding, and Chip-budding

The soils should be well-drained, with good organic matter

Planting is carried out in 1×1×1 m sized pits, with added well rotten FYM

Trained on Modified center leader and Open vase systems

Good irrigation facility is required during the fruit development stage

Long cool winters with frost-free conditions and warm springs help in proper fruit setting

Harvesting season begins during May - June. A single tree can yield 50-85 kg apricots.

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