Early self-fertile late-blooming Romanian apricot. Valuable for excellent taste and marketable fruit quality, late flowering as well as resistance to fungal and viral diseases. The variety enables ecological cultivation without chemical sprays.
Crossing: Mr.19 x CR5-180, breeder Dr. Ing. Viorica Balan. Registered in 1994.
Blossom: late and rich, self-fertile
Fruit: large, weight 95 g, fruit shape round to oval, color orange with small carmine red blush on the sunny side
Pulp: shiny orange, aromatic, freestone
Taste: excellent balanced dessert taste, aromatic
Harvest season: early, first half of July
Yield: high, regular, early start to produce fruit
Disease resistance: excellent. Resistance to Plum Pox Virus (PPV), brown rot of stone fruit (Monilinia laxa), shot hole disease (also called Coryneum blight caused by Stigmina carpophila syn. Clasterosporium carpophilum) and leucostoma canker (Leucostoma cincta syn. Cytospora cincta). Suitable for organic or no-spray culture.
Usage: universal, for fresh consumption as well as for industrial processing. Suitable for ecological cultivation in intensive production plantations.
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