Interspecific hybrid of apricot and Russian plum. Very valuable for its fruit quality, high frost resistance in the wood and bloom at the level of Russian plums, very good resistance to fungal diseases and excellent taste properties.
Origin: result of the selection by the breeders at the Irrigation Research Institute NII, Melitopol, Ukraine
Vigour: moderate, tree unpretentious to growing conditions, does not require special care
Blossom: late, cross-pollinate. Other stone fruits (apricot, Russian plum or plum) are required for pollination. Flower buds are frost-proof, which contributes to regular fertility. Blooming flowers are resistant to mild frost.
Fruit: large, weight 70 g, oval shape. Peel firm, color dark burgundy, slightly hairy. Fruits are resistant to cracking and well transportable. Suitable for fresh consumption as well as for processing into juices, compotes and jams, where the fruits retain their beautiful color and texture.
Pulp: reddish-yellow to red, juicy, not fibrous, semi-freestone. Stone large.
Taste: delicious, sweet and sour with a honey taste that is more reminiscent of apricots than plums. Honey-sweet when fully ripe.
Harvest season: early to mid-early, mid-July
Yeald: high and stable, one of the most productive black apricot hybrids. The first fruits already bear in the 2nd - 3rd year after planting.
Disease resistance: generally high resistance to diseases and pests affecting stone fruits. Resistant to heavy and wet soils and tolerant to drought.
Frost resistance: excellent, both wood and flower buds are completely frost hardy. Flower buds are more resistant to extremely cold temperatures than apricots.
Usage: due to its adaptability, the variety is particularly suitable for gardeners and for areas where other apricot varieties cannot be grown due to the late spring frosts.