Apricot

Trademark: ORANGE SUMMER™

Variety:  Zaitorde (S)

Species: Prunus armeniaca

Origin

Breeder, Place Floyd Zaiger, California, USA
Intellectual property Artevos, Germany
Crossing number 13597 Cot
Typen, Selection clone INFEL 4378
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights and trademark

Blossom

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

Fruit

Ripening time very late, about 35 days after 'Bergeron'
Scale, shape medium large, rounded, limited suture
Colour intense orange ground colour of highly ripened fruits, 30-60 % shiny light red and speckled over colour
Fruit flesh orange, good firmness and fine texture, juicy
Taste mild taste, slight acidity in the smooth skin
Cracking sensitivity very low
Stone separability freestone
Storage good

Tree

Vigour medium strong, wide spreading, very good branching, typical dull green and small leaves
Crop load medium to ideal, has tendency for self-thinning in June like 'Goldrich', therefore the fruit-thinning should be performed after the fruit-fall

Evaluation

This apricot is the latest ripening variety in our climate. The very high cracking resistance is impressive together with an attractive appearance. Due to its very late ripening this variety prefers a sheltered warm site.

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