Variety:  Vertige (S)

Species: Prunus armeniaca


Breeder, Place INRA, France
Intellectual property CEP Innovation, France
Crossing number A 3845
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights


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


Ripening time medium late, shortly before 'Bergeron'
Scale, shape medium to large, ellipsoid, limited suture
Colour yellow orange ground colour, 25-40 % shiny red, speckled over colour
Fruit flesh orange, melting flesh, very juicy
Taste spicy, very aromatic with balanced acidity, already very tasty when still underripe
Cracking sensitivity high after heavy rainfall when fully matured, has a tendency to rupture star-shaped around the stalk cavity
Stone separability freestone
Storage good


Vigour medium to strong, semi-upright, sparsely branching
Crop load regular medium


Very aromatic, self-fertile apricot that has an attractive appearance and regular crop loads. Vertige (S) is recommended for organic growing in France because of its robustness.

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