Take off their coats and stay awhile
Thursday March 30th 2023, 9:07 pm
Filed under: Garden

After much smashing of fingers I have finally figured out how to crack a recalcitrant apricot kernel: lay an arm of the nutcracker on a thick oven mitt and press down on the other one with a careful placement of the hands–ie so that it doesn’t come crashing down on your fingertips curled between. Let the mitt take that force.

So if anyone wants to try growing Anya apricot seeds this year and wants not to have to crack them open (or if you don’t care either way for that matter), tell me quick and I’ll save some out for you before I send a bunch out. These are the last I have and with the rains during blossoming, there may not be many or any for next year.

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Ah, what a lot of potential in such a simple photo.

Comment by ccr in MA 03.31.23 @ 5:46 am

If you still have a few, I’d like to try growing an Anya.

Comment by DebbieR 03.31.23 @ 9:10 pm

I don’t think the spindly one I got to grow last year has made it through the winter…I still want to try again. (I have a handy friend with a small vise who opens the pits for me using that.)

Comment by Marian 04.01.23 @ 7:59 am

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