Trademark: ROUGECOT ™

Variety:  Rougibon (S)

Species: Prunus armeniaca


Breeder, Place COT INTERNATIONAL, France
Intellectual property COT INTERNATIONAL, France
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights and trademark


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


Ripening time medium, 12-15 days after 'Orangenaprikose', same harvest period as 'VANILLA COT ™'
Scale, shape medium large, rounded to ellipsoid, limited suture
Colour 100% shiny dark red to crimson over colour
Fruit flesh orange, at premature harvesting very firm and a bit dry, as the fruit ripens delicate consistency and juiciness, high ripe fruits keep their pleasant texture for a long time
Taste high aromatic-sweet with fine acidity in the smooth skin
Cracking sensitivity very low
Stone separability freestone
Plum pox resistant according to breeder
Storage very good for Rouge-Apricots


Vigour medium strong, compact habit, very good ramifying
Crop load high to very high, yields very well from the beginning, an early and thorough fruit-thinning is necessary


The self-fertility as well as the very late blooming-date ensure the economical efficiency of this attractive Rouge-Apricot when the weather conditions are unfavourable in springtime. 'ROUGECOT ™' impresses also with high cracking resistance, plum pox virus resistance and long shelf-life.

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