Last year, due to winter's longevity, we had ZERO fruit on the one apricot tree. Late spring freezes and snowfall knocked the blossoms off the tree. Such a disappointment. This season, however, the apricots are coming in very well. In a few short weeks, we'll be harvesting the fruit and making, you guessed it, apricot jam. Right now, we are busy thinning the fruit so that the apricots that are left on the tree will grow larger in size. It seems like such a waste. But, in the long run it's a good a thing.
We didn't plant this tree, so I don't know which variety of apricot it is. But, it's a good one. The fruit is excellent for eating fresh and canning. I experimented with drying some of the fruit the season before last, but it didn't turn out so well. If you have tips for drying apricots, I'd love to hear from you.