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Aprimira®

  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Fruit colour: Yellow

Aprimira is a new hybrid mirabelle - apricot. The fruits are very sweet, and relatively large by the standards of mirabelles - more like small apricots in size. However in most other respects the mirabelle side of the partnership is more prominent, and Aprimira is best considered as a large pink / yellow-flushed mirabelle.

The blossom is plain white, and appears at about the same time as the leaves.

The fruits ripen gradually in early to mid-August, at about the same time as Victoria plums, and can be picked fresh from the tree over an extended period. The fruits will also keep fresh in a fridge for about a week - longer than most dessert plums.

The flavour is especially sweet and the stone falls away cleanly from the flesh.

Prunus x insititia

Aprimira inter-specific trees for sale

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    Wavit rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


How to grow

Aprimira is self-fertile, and flowers very early in the spring, making it a useful pollinator for other very early flowering plum species, including pluots, cherry plums and other mirabelles.

History

Aprimira was developed at the Geisenheim research station in Germany from a Mirabelle von Herrenhausen, and released in 1994.

Mirabelles and apricots are closely related members of the Prunus family, and many of these varieties will naturally cross-pollinate each other so there is great scope for interesting hybrids.

Aprimira characteristics

  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1 week
  • Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
  • Useful forEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourYellow
  • Fruit sizeLarge