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Volume 34 Number 3 Article 6 Pages: 70-72
Year 1980 Month 7
Title: Apricot Cultivar Situation in North America
Author: D.W. Ramming
The most limiting factors for apricot growth and production are climatic conditions such as fluctuating winter temperatures and late spring frosts, and incidence of diseases. Apricot production fluctuates greatly from year to year because of these variables. Therefore, only a few areas in North America are suitable for commercial production of apricots with the cultivars currently available. The major apricot producing areas are California, Washington State, British Columbia, Michigan, Utah, and Ontario.

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