Apricot

Variety:  Lotte (S)

Species: Prunus armeniaca

Origin

Breeder, Place Dr. Hilmar Schwärzel, Müncheberg/Helmsdorf, Germany
Parents open pollination of Kuresia (S), Höhnstedt, 1998 emerged from resistance breeding to plum pox
Property rights registered for German plant variety rights

Blossom

Blooming date, -intensity medium early blossom period, high to very high density
Fertility partially self-fertile
Pollinator TSUNAMI™ EA 5016 (S), SPRING BLUSH™ EA 3126TH (S), PINK MARRY™, CARMINGO™ Priabel (S), CARMINGO™ Mediabel (S), Flopria (S), Orangenaprikose, Robada (S), BERGEVAL™ Aviclo, Iziagat (S), Harogem, ORANGE SUMMER™ Zaitorde (S)
Frost susceptibility low

Fruit

Ripening time medium early, 12-15 days after 'Orangenaprikose'
Scale, shape medium to large, rounded to ellipsoid, limited suture, fruit surface slightly uneven
Colour at full maturity intense orange ground colour, up to 70 % medium to dark red over colour
Fruit flesh at full maturity intense orange, firm, juicy
Taste good to very good apricot flavour, well balanced sugar-acid ratio, smooth skin without any acidity
Cracking sensitivity very low to low
Stone separability freestone
Storage good, long shelf-life

Tree

Vigour medium to strong, semi-upright, good branching, dark green and healthy foliage
Crop load from an early age regular to high

Evaluation

Lotte (S) has very attractive fruits with a typical apricot flavour, that is highly valued by the customers. A special aspect to mention is the fruits high cracking resistance as well as the long-lasting fruit stability on the tree and during storage. The regular spread of fruits allows for high picking rates. This variety has shown good tree healthiness in addition to high winter hardiness.

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