Question: Why is it that my apricot tree doesn’t ever have fruit? It forms buds, but I don’t get the fruit.
Answer: Apricots are difficult in almost all of Texas. The problem is that they meet their chilling requirement fairly early in the winter, then come into bloom almost immediately thereafter. Too often, there are weeks of potential bad weather ahead, and they usually get caught in bud, bloom or even in fruit. There is no solution to the problem, although planting apricots where you have the warmest night temperatures (higher on a hill, rather than in a valley, for example), and where they get good air circulation when frost might occur, both help. Expect one crop every four years and feel lucky when you get it.