The apricot tree blooms in spring with whitish-pink flowers. Next to come on the tree are the leaves. The leaves are bright green in spring and summer, turning golden and falling off in autumn. Because the apricot tree is self-sterile, it needs cross-pollination with another tree. Having several trees in the same area ensures an abundant fruit supply.
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