Apricot

Variety:  Lady Cot (S)

Species: Prunus armeniaca

Origin

Breeder, Place Marie-Laure ETEVE, France
Intellectual property COT INTERNATIONAL, France
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights

Blossom

Blooming date, -intensity late blossom period, ideal to high density
Fertility self-fertile
Frost susceptibility low susceptibility of flower buds to winter frost

Fruit

Ripening time medium late, 6-9 days before 'Bergeron', can be picked over a long period
Scale, shape medium large, slightly oval-shaped
Colour intense orange ground colour, 40-60% shiny medium to dark red over colour
Fruit flesh orange, at the first pick very firm and medium juicy, with increasing maturity finely textured and juicy
Taste at the first pick mild taste with emphasized sourness in the firm skin, as the fruit ripens acidity dissipates
Cracking sensitivity low, after heavy rainfall when fully ripe fruits tend to rupture at the suture and in the stalk-cavity
Stone separability freestone
Plum pox according to breeder resistant
Storage very good

Tree

Vigour medium strong, semi-upright to spreading, compact habit, very good ramifying, dark green foliage
Crop load from an early age regular high to very high yields

Evaluation

This medium late ripening apricot with a long harvest period impresses with the following fruit qualities: self-fertility, high productivity with good fruit-size, attractive colour and shape, relatively good cracking resistance as well as very good storability.

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