Apricot

Variety:  Frisson (S)

Species: Prunus armeniaca

Origin

Breeder, Place INRA, France
Intellectual property CEP Innovation, France
Crossing number A 2821
Poperty rights registered for EU plant variety rights

Blossom

Blooming date, -intensity late blossom period, high to very high density
Fertility self-fertile
Frost susceptibility very low

Fruit

Ripening time late, shortly after 'Bergeron'
Scale, shape medium large, ellipsoid with a clear suture
Colour yellow orange ground colour, 20-40 % attractive, shiny light red, speckled over colour
Fruit flesh orange, medium firm, very juicy, firm skin
Taste very aromatic fruit with good consistency and balanced acidity
Cracking sensitivity low, tends to rupture at the suture when fully mature after heavy rainfall
Stone separability freestone
Storage very good

Tree

Vigour medium strong, semi-upright to spreading, very good branching
Crop load high and regular

Evaluation

Very interesting, late ripening variety with excellent internal and external qualities. The very aromatic fruit has an attractive over colour which leads to potential high prices. Because of its robustness Frisson (S) is recommended for organic growing in France.

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