Canadian self-fertile apricot particularly suitable for gardeners in the peripheral growing areas, hardy in wood and bloom.
Crossing: Rouge du Roussillon x (Morden 604 x free pollination), Rutgers University, 1963
Vigour: healthy and strong, canopy upright
Blossom: late, self-fertile, good winter and frost resistance
Fruit: bright ruby red to strong orange, medium-sized, firm, not susceptible to rot and easy to transport
Pulp: dark orange, freestone, tender. Very juicy when fully ripe, slightly aromatic and extremely tasty.
Harvest season: mid-July
Yield: high, regular, yield regulation by thinning is absolutely necessary
Disease resistance: resistant to brown rot of stone fruit (Monilinia laxa), tolerant to bacterial spot (Xantomonas pruni)
Frost resistance: -28°C
|Details and Specifications|
|Rootstock Characteristics and Description:||Wavit® is a clone of Prunus domestica ‘Wangenheim’. It was selected from a seedling population at nursery Schreiber (Austria) because of its positive characteristics. Wavit ® combines the well known qualities of ‘Wangenheims Seedling’ with good fruit size and the advantages of a clonal rootstock (excellent uniformity in the nursery and in the orchard). Trees on Wavit ® start cropping early (with standard training and management from the 3rd/4th year on) and produce regularly high yields. Besides good fruit size, the accelerated fruit ripening (some days) is of great advantage. Further positive traits of Wavit ® are good compatibility with all types of plums and also apricots. The grafting unions are hardly visible and trees do not need support. Suckers have not been observed up to now. Wavit ® has a fine root system with some strong main roots and is very winter hardy|
|Ultimate Height:||3 - 3,5 m|