If you live in a region that gets late frosts be sure to plant late blooming varieties or plant your trees on the north side of your property. This way your trees wont flower too early and risk being lost with late frosts.
Apricots ripen from July to the end of August. Picked straight off the tree ripe apricots don't have a long shelf life but they sure are delicious eaten under the shade of the very same tree. A great way to preserve the harvest is to dry your apricots ensuring you will be enjoying apricots well into the following growing season.