This section of the book is from the Guide To Hardy Fruits And Ornamentals book, by Thomas Joseph Dwyer, published in 1903.
Where this fruit can be grown, in some few favored localities and in some especially sheltered warm gardens it is a great success and an interesting valuable fruit, coming into bearing a short time after being planted. We cannot, of course recommend it for planting in the Northern and Middle States, except under the favorable conditions referred to above. The writer has fruited it in a small way in his garden, here on the banks of the Hudson River Valley, and has at the present time some very promising young trees; these are grown in an Apple and Peach orchard, and are of course, moire or less protected. We advise the inexperienced to experiment with the Apricot first in a small way. They should be planted fifteen feet apart each way; planted and treated in the same way as the Peach. If the curculio attacks the fruit, treat it the same as for the Plum. The Varieties that follow are the best and hardiest and can of course to be used for all purposes, both for market and the home.