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I have a young apricot tree that has fruit on it already here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We have some nights coming up that temps will be 32°F (or 0°C - frost). Do I need to protect the tree if it already has fruit?

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Apricots often lose blossoms and fruits to freezes. Some varieties do better in that situation. If you can protect them, that would be advisable.

If this turns out to be a frequent issue, or if your harvest doesn't survive, you might consider getting a nectacot. They're a cross between a nectarine and an apricot, but the one Gurney's sells (Honey Pearls) is supposed to be for zones 4-7 and flower later than apricots. They look pretty similar to apricots. I'm not sure what they taste like.

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