The year I bought the apricot it had 40 fruit and I knocked them all off (grudgingly) as recommended so the tree would focus on growing roots. The next year no fruit. This year a handful of blossoms have opened and I'm rejoicing! Also shown are the fuji apple which is blooming everywhere I trimmed it (only), the nectaplum (with purple leaves), and the peaches. We're planning to move (same city different house) and it looks like we'll be gone before harvest. Trying to prepare for a year without fruit... it's gonna be tough!