In Isfara (Tajikistan), apricot trees bloom first in spring. During the flowering period, apricot orchards are enveloped in an amazingly beautiful white and pink of large fragrant flowers.
Apricot blossoms are one of the signs of the coming of spring. Apricot trees bloom even before the leaves bloom. First, swollen pink buds appear on the trees, which then turn into pink or white fragrant flowers with pink veins.
Apricot flowers are solitary, with five petals, large, 25–30 mm in diameter, white or pale pink. Small calyx, fused, with five dark red recurved sepals. The beauty of flowering apricot trees can last up to 10-15 days.
Apricot trees need temperatures above +10C for flowering. Ideally, this should be a temperature of +17, +19C without strong wind. Such conditions are optimal for the fertilization process, and then the bees are most active.
This year’s weather has been favorable for apricot blossoms, and we hope that gardeners will have a bountiful harvest!