APRICOT VARIETIES

AURORA®

ripens 2 weeks before Orangered - mid to late June. The fruits are of medium size, have a very nice orange colour with a strong red cheek and a very good taste; sourish; the tree grows vigorously, likes to branch out with a flat branch and starts flowering buds on the annual wood. This results in very early and high yields. Aurora blooms early and is self-sterile. Suitable pollinators are Goldrich®, Pinkcot®, Sylvercot® and Hargrand.


SYLVERCOT® VERSYL und PINKCOT® COTPY

are two different clones of the same variety, with the same inner and outer fruit qualities. Unfortunately, several types of Pinkcot® ihave been circulating in the past. The fruit is very large, bright orange-red in colour with very good flesh firmness and transportability. Due to the low acidity, the fruits taste very good even when still firm, which allows an early harvest. The tree grows medium strong, broad, spindle-friendly and blooms very profusely on both annual and perennial wood. Pinkcot® and Sylvercot® are not self-fertile. Good pollinators are Goldrich, Aurora®, Spring Blush®, Big Red®, Sweetred®, Sylred®...


ORANGERED® BHART

This large apricot ripens from early to mid-July, has a very nice bright orange-red colour, has very smooth skin, is juicy and has a very good taste. The tree grows very strongly, is resistant and produces good, somewhat delayed yields. The blossom is self-sterile. Good pollinators in our assortment are Harogem, Harlayne, Fantasme, Bergeron, Hargrand, Bergarouge® and Goldrich.


GOLDRICH

ripens with Rouge de Fournes and will replace it for the fresh food market due to its excellent size and good taste. Goldrich has a very healthy growth and produces early, high and regular yields with large, strongly orange-coloured, juicy and firm fruits; therefore Goldrich is very easy to manipulate and transport. Its numerous blossoms, even on annual wood, make Goldrich's yield very stable. Goldrich is partly self-fertile, pollinators like Aurora, Rouge de Fournes, Hargrand and Pinkcot® ensure the yield even in bad blooming weather.


KIOTO®

together with Lejuna, Kioto was the most frost-resistant variety of 150 varieties in our trials in 2002. Unfortunately Lejuna cannot be cultivated because of its extreme sensitivity to place, but it is very interesting for further hybridization purposes.

Kioto® is blossoms very rich and mid-late to late, it is self-fertile and thus produces very early and very high, regular yields. In years without flower frost it must be thinned early and very vigorously, otherwise fruit size and tree health suffer. The fruit is of medium size, firm flesh, bright orange and one third red on the sunny side with good taste. The ripening time is shortly before or with Hargrand and Ungarische Beste.


HARGRAND

The harvesting period begins shortly after Rouge de Fournes. The fruit is very large with a fine taste, orange in colour with a remarkably small, easily dissolving stone and little sensitivity to rotting. The tree grows medium to strong, is good in yield and partly self-fertile (Fantasme, Orangered and other varieties enhance yield security). Too high yields lead to tree losses!


HAROGEM

ripens at the same time as Harlayne and begins to turn bright ruby red to bright orange very early on. The fruit is a little larger than Harlayne, also firm and very good in taste; little susceptible to rotting and well resistant to transport. The tree grows very healthy and vigorously. Self-fertility and good winter and flower frost resistance lead to high and regular yields. However, yield regulation by thinning is absolutely necessary for Harogem.


UNGARISCHE BESTE

It is responsible for the good reputation of the ´Wachauer Marille´ ("Wachauer apricot") due to its taste quality and it is a widespread variety in Europe, although its winter and flower frost sensitivity, its uneven ripening, and the associated poor transportability are not ideal for wholesalers. For them, it will be replaced by new frost-resistant, higher yielding and more manipulable varieties; in good locations, for distilling and processing or for hobby cultivation, the Ungarische Beste and its kinds such as Klosterneuburger and Kremser Marille will continue to find their use. New, fertile and late flowering clones in our experimental work also give us hope that we will be able to plant them out again in the future.


BERGAROUGE®+ AVIRINE

Bergarouge® is a successful crossing of Orangered x Bergeron, bred in Montfavet - INRA in France.

Orangered and Bergeron are varieties that show their strength especially in late growing areas and are very widely recommended varieties in Austrian apricot cultivation for both internal and external fruit quality.

Bergarouge® produces large, bright orange coloured fruits with an intense red cheek - very attractive and very good in taste. The ripening time lies with Hargrand and Ung. Best.

The tree grows vigorously and forms many flower buds, even on the annual long shoots, which, however, are only partially self-fertile.


BERGERON

It ripens in mid-August, is large, roundish in shape, orange in colour and redded on the sunny side. When ripe, the flesh is very juicy, firm and aromatically spiced; sometimes unevenly ripening; the tree is robust, medium to vigorous and very fertile; the late, self-fertile flower produces high and regular yields; due to its late ripeness, its very broad usability and its good handling and transport ability Bergeron is one of our most important apricot varieties for wholesale.


TARDICOT®

is like Tardif de Tain® a mutation of Bergeron and very similar. Tardicot® grows slightly more upright and rigorous than Bergeron. The fruit is slightly more oval, turns orange-red a little earlier than Bergeron and has a better flesh firmness and shelf life. This allows an interesting extension of the apricot season, especially in combination with very late locations.

When ripe for consumption, Tardicot® has a fruit quality like Ung. Beste or Bergeron. The yield is slightly below Bergeron on average over many years; at the heavy frosts at the end of the blooming period in 2002, Tardicot® proved to be one of the most frost-resistant varieties in many plantations.

APRICOT NOVELTIES

TSUNAMI®+ EA 5016

is our earliest ripening apricot variety, just before Aurora®, or 3 to 5 days before Spring Blush®. It is particularly interesting that it ripens so extremely early, but blooms with or a day after Orangered®, just like Spring Blush®, and has yielded very good harvests in the very difficult frost year 2012, more than twice as much as Orangered®. Tsunami® has a bright orange base colour and is intensively red on the sunny side. The flesh is also strongly orange, particularly sweet, finely seasoned and firm - which makes it unbeatably transportable and storable during this ripening period.

The tree grows medium strong, garnishes very well and is very high-yielding.

Like most new products, it is subject to special license terms.


SPRING BLUSH®+ EA 3126 TH

ripens with aurora, but has a significantly better flesh firmness. This means that it can be stored longer and should cover the gap in ripening time between Aurora and Sylvercot®. Their good transport stability also makes them interesting for wholesale production. Spring Blush® is medium in size and comparable in taste and appearance to Pinkcot® and Sylvercot®.

The tree blooms very richly, moderately late and needs Pinkcot®, Aurora®, Sylvercot®, Goldrich,... as pollinator.


SYLRED®

ripens between Aurora® or Spring Blush® and Sylvercot® or Pinkcot® and fills the harvest window between these varieties very well. Sylred® is a very large fruit, bright orange-red in colour, has a firm flesh and is well resistant to transport. The tree grows vigorously and branches very well. Sylred® blooms moderately late (after Goldrich, but before Kyoto®), is not self-pollinating; good pollinators are Spring Blush®, Pinkcot®, Big Red®, Goldrich, Hargrand,...


SWEETRED®+ RED SYLVER

is a particularly attractive and more reddish mutation of Sylred® and ripens like this, between Aurora® and Pinkcot®.

The taste is very good, with slightly less acidity and higher sugar content than Sylred®. The growth and yield properties are the same as those of Sylred®. Sweetred® also flowers moderately late and requires the same pollinators as Sylred®.


BIG RED®+ EA 4006

ripens between Pinkcot® and Goldrich, is bright red-orange in colour and medium to large fruit. The fruit quality is similar to Pinkcot®, slightly smaller but even redder (70-80%).

The flowering is early - medium early, self-sterile, pollinators are Spring Blush®, Pinkcot®, Sylvercot®, Goldrich, Aurora...; very rich flowering;


BERGEVAL®+ AVICLO

is, like Bergarouge®, a cross of Orangered x Bergeron by C.E.P. INNOVATION from France. It combines many advantages of both parents, from Orangered the bright orange-red look, from Bergeron the taste and the self-fertile late flowering.

The ripening time is shortly before or with Goldrich. Due to its good pulp strength and early colouring, it can be stored and transported very well. The good aroma and the high sugar and acid content also make them interesting for all processing steps.

The fruit is larger than Orangered, with significantly better yields.


KURESIA®

is a sharka-immune apricot bred at the Institute for Plant Breeding and Plant Protection Virology of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (E. Fuchs, M. Grüntzig).

Kuresia® ripens late and produces medium sized, very attractive orange-red fruits with good taste and good transport and storage properties. The tree grows moderately strong, produces plenty of blossoms even on the annual long shoots and is self-fertile.


VERTIGE®+ A3845

ripens with Bergeron or shortly afterwards, it begins to colour very nicely before Bergeron, the back is also strongly orange, reddened on the sunny side like Bergeron, but becomes soft later. Vertige® has a better flesh firmness and a higher sugar content. Especially for the production for the fresh market it represents a significant improvement over Bergeron, but like this it is very well suited for all processing stages. The tree grows a little stronger, its shoots are not so thin and thus it brings earlier and higher yields. The blossom is late and self-fertile.