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Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.
Chill hours: 200 - 300
Harvest: June 1 - June 15
Looks: Medium sized, yellow fleshed, freestone fruit. Looks most like a apricot that is less fuzzy than usual.
Personality: Good balance between acid and sugar giving it excellent flavor and eating quality.
Facts of note: Has typical apricot flesh near the pit cavity and becomes firmer the closer to the skin. The fruit holds its shape when fully tree ripe and after being processed. Apriums® are 75% apricot and 25% plum. Developed by Zaiger.
Pollination: Bigger crops if pollenized by any apricot.
One of the earliest ripening fruits. Blooms very early; generally difficult to grow, especially in late frost areas. Needs well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Thin fruit early in season to maximize size and quality. Susceptible to bacterial canker, shot hole fungus, brown rot and peach twig borer. Harvest 2nd year. Citation Rootstock is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and produces a 12'-18' tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.