I have read that I can remove the apricot nut from the Apricot pit, put the nut in cool storage for 10 weeks, then plant it and the tree should grow. BUT - is that season sensitive? If I start some now, at end of 10 weeks (end of September) will it be safe to set the start out? Will I need to take special steps to prevent it from freezing this coming winter? Would I be better off to just put the pit(s) away until sometime in February of 2019 and start the cooling process with plans then to plant the starts in early May?