Very early season, plastic Romanian apricot. Valuable for excellent taste and market properties, late flowering as well as resistance to fungal and viral diseases. The variety enables ecological cultivation without chemical sprays.
Crossing: B 3/9 (P1) x NJA20, breeder Dr. Ing. Viorica Balan. Registered in year 2002.
Blossom: mid-early to late, partialy self-fertile
Fruit: very large, weight 120 - 130 g, fruit shape round, slightly flattened on the sides. Stone proportion to the weight of the fruit is 10-15%.
Fruit colour: very attractive commercial appearance, shiny orange color covered by carmine red blush on the sunny side
Pulp: orange-yellow, juicy with a very good consistency, freestone
Taste: excellent balanced dessert taste with an intense aroma
Harvest season: second decade of June
Yield: high, regular, averaging 30 kg / 4 year old tree. Very 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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