Apricots – Planting In Georgia

Q: Is there any chance that apricots will grow in Sharpsburg, Georgia ? I don’t want to waste my money buying a tree that wont bear fruit.

A: Growing apricots in this area begins a quick trip to heartbreak hotel. While the trees will survive here, they are VERY sensitive to cold/warm/cold spells in winter. They will bloom in late January, only to have the flowers frozen a few days later. Any blooms that survive have to contend with late frosts in March. Unless you are willing to go to mighty lengths to protect the tree, I don’t recommend apricots for Georgia.