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Apricots زردآلو

Seasonal activities: Winter

(mid December through mid March)

  • Pest management
    • 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

These draft priority problems are based on feedback from agricultural consultants, Afghan specialists, and Tom Brown.


Crop calender


Pest Management for Apricots

Common pests in apricots include: shot hole disease, bacterial canker, verticillium wilt, brown rot blossom & twig blight, peach twig borer, mealy plum aphid.


  • Apricot Drying icon video Videos
  • 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

Market Information (All Crops)

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Global Hort KB - Apricots