Apricot

Trademark: SONNENSCHEIN™

Variety:  Gartenaprikose

Species: Prunus armeniaca

Origin

Breeder, Place gräb gbr gehölze und obstbau, kettig, germany
Parents chance seedling
Property rights registered for EU trademark

Blossom

Blooming date, -intensity medium late blossom period, ideal to high density
Fertility partially self-fertile
Pollinator BERGEVAL™ Aviclo (S), Candide (S), Kioto (S), VANILLA COT™ Select 98 (S), Jengat (S), Vertige (S), Bergeron, Frisson (S), CARMINGO™ Faralia (S)
Frost susceptibility very low

Fruit

Ripening time medium early, 6-9 days after 'Orangenaprikose'
Scale, shape medium large, ovoid with a little tip
Colour intense orange with an attractive red cheek
Fruit flesh intense orange, finely melting, very juicy
Taste sweet-aromatic, powerful and long-lasting aroma
Cracking sensitivity low
Stone separability freestone
Storage very good

Tree

Vigour weak to medium strong, semi-upright to spreading, weaker side shoots, even branching and adapted for central leader training, both tree and leaves remain healthy
Crop load from an early age ideal to high

Evaluation

SONNENSCHEIN™ Gartenaprikose is a very attractive, productive and relatively cracking resistant apricot with excellent aroma. This variety is a highlight on direct farm sales with its exquisite fruit qualities. Due to its high sugar content it is suited for distilling and processing.

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