Apricots زردآلو

Seasonal activities: Winter

(mid December through mid March)

  • Spray trees with dormant oil to control San Jose scale, aphid eggs, mite eggs and peach twig borer.
  • Do not use sulfur on apricots, ever.

Problems and Opportunities

  • Priority problems include: include: pollination, planting (bed preparation), grafting, training & pruning, variety selection, Apricot Late Frost
  • Priority opportunities include: marketing of fresh and dried apricots to Pakistan, aphid and shot hole control through a dormant oil, Integrated Pest Management and Bordeaux spray.

Overview

Crop Calendar

Production

Pest Management for Apricots

Postharvest

  • Apricot Drying Video
  • 10 Principles of Postharvest Management Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Principles of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Example of Standards Fact Sheet (Fresh Spec)
  • Apricot Value Chain Manual (NUHDA)
  • General Postharvest Page
usda

Provinces

Ghor

Ghazni

Faryab

Farah

Daikundy

Bamyan

Balkh

Baghlan

Badghis

Badakhshan

Zabul

Wardak

Uruzgan

Takhar

Sar-e-Pul

Samangan

Parwan

Panjshir

Paktya

Paktika

Nuristan

Nimroz

Nangarhar

Logar

Laghman

Kunduz

Kunar

Khost

Kapisa

Kandahar

Kabul

Jawzjan

Herat

Helmand