An interspecific hybrid of apricot and Russian plum. Very valuable for its fruit quality, high frost resistance in the wood and flowers on the level of Russian hybrid plums, very good resistance to fungal diseases and excellent fruit taste properties. Especially suitable for home gardeners because of its flexibility and for the areas with late spring frosts, where apricot cultivation is incapable.
Parents: free pollination of apricot Monarezi with unnamed red Russian plum. Breeder: G.V. Yeremin, A.V. Izachkin, OSS VNIIR N.I. Vavilov, Crimea. Registered in the Russian variety register in 2006.
Picking season: late July
Fruit: 35-40 g, oval, dark red to black, slightly hairy skin. Suitable for direct consumption as well as for the processing of juices and compote, where the fruits retain their beautiful color and texture. Fruits are characterized by good transportability.
Vigor: weak, height up to 3m, suitable for small gardens
Flowering: late, variety is not self-pollinated. Flower buds are frost-proof, which contributes to their regular fertility, especially after warm winters, when the late winter frosts recur. Blooming flowers are frost resistant.
Growth habit: medium-strong, compact, round dense canopy
Disease-resistance: resistance to stone fruit diseases, namely Moniliasis, Cytosporosis, bacteriosis, Verticillium wilt, and others. Resistant to heavy and wet soils and tolerant to drought.
Start to bear fruit: early
Bearing regularity: regular
Cold hardiness: excellent, both wood and flower buds are completely frost hardy. Flower buds are more resistant to extremely cold temperatures in compare with non-hybrid apricots.