"The Next Generation" - Apricot varieties of the future


Here we can present you absolute novelties and offer trees for experimental cultivation, which have attracted attention by a special fruit quality in the last years.

Since we have a very good standard apricot range anyway and about 20 new apricot varieties are introduced to our pilot plant every year, we can set particularly strict standards for the 'The next Generation' variety group:

  • The fruit quality must be particularly suitable for fresh market, but should also be suitable for processing.

  • The varieties should be self-fertile. This has the advantage that they produce safe harvests even in bad blooming weather and can therefore be thinned out more specifically during the blossoming - which in turn is very good for tree health. You can plant large blocks of self-fertile varieties for a more efficient harvest. If a new variety is not self-fertile, it must have attracted attention through special tree health.

  • Flowering should start late: Orangered is our benchmark here; varieties that flower earlier are not pursued further, even with good fruit quality.

  • High tree health and disease resistance: Some varieties are already sharka resistant, the first varieties with Pseudomonas resistance (bacterioses are a major cause of apricot tree death) are already being tested or are intensively crossbred with them. A variety from the proven range that meets many of these requirements is Bergeval®: excellent in taste, suitable for both fresh market and processing, very late flowering, self-fertile, plum-pox resistant,.....

Maya Cot®

Ripening time: 7-8 days before Aurora, 3-4 days before Tsunami

Size: 50 - 60 g

Colour: bright red on shiny orange ground, very attractive

Fruit quality: slightly sweeter than Pricia, melting and juicy, fine aroma

Flowering: early, not self-fertile

Growth: strong growth, branches well and broad

Yield: high and starting early

General evaluation: very attractive, well storable and resistant early variety, little prone to wind- and rain

Licence holder/ breeder: Cot International


Pricia®

Ripening time: 5 days before Aurora

Size: 50 - 70 g

Colour: 70% bright red on shiny orange ground, very attractive

Fruit quality: Aroma medium, slightly sour, good firmness, very attractive,

Flowering: medium late, selffertile

Growth: medium strong

Yield: high and starting early

General evaluation: medium late flowering and self-fertile, very attractive early variety, ideal fruit size

Licence holder/ breeder: IPS/ Bois M.F.


Tsunami®+EA5016

Ripening time: 3-4 days before Aurora

Size: 40 - 55 g

Colour: very attractive, vibrantly orange-red

Fruit quality: very good, sweet, good firmness

Flowering: medium, not self-fertile

Growth: medium strong, branches well

Yield: high and regular

General evaluation: very nice early variety, medium big

Licence holder/ breeder: Escande


Samourai®

Ripening time: 1-3 days before Orangered

Size: 45 - 60 g

Colour: very attractive, orange-red

Fruit quality: good, nice size, good firmness, tempts to harvest early

Flowering: early to medium, not self-fertile

Growth: medium strong, slightly upright

Yield: early and very high

General evaluation: significantly higher yields than Orangered, early thinning out necessary, bursts seldom

Licence holder/ breeder: IPS/ Bois M.F.


Mediabel®

Ripening time: 2 days before or simultaneous with Orangered

Size: 40 -55 g

Colour: very attractive, orange-red

Fruit quality: good taste and good firmness, more sour than Orangered

Flowering: medium late, self fertile

Growth: strong and very broad

Yield: very high, then prone to alternation

General evaluation: significantly higher yields than Orangered, early thinning out necessary, bursts seldom

Licence holder/ breeder: IPS/ Bois M.F.


Perlecot®

Ripening time: at the same time or 2 days after Orangered

Size: 40 – 55 g

Colour: vibrantly orange-red

Fruit quality: good taste and good firmness, extremely pretty

Flowering: medium, not self-fertile

Growth: medium strong

Yield: very high and regular

General evaluation: very pretty, medium big fruit, similar to Big Red but with slightly later flowering

Licence holder/ breeder: Cot International


Koolgat®

Ripening time: at the same time or 2 days after Orangered

Size: 50 – 70 g

Colour: vibrantly orange-red

Fruit quality: very aromatic and spicy, very juicy when ripe, good firmness

Flowering: late, self-fertile

Growth: very strong, upright

Yield: very high and regular

General evaluation: very pretty, aromatic, big fruit, regular yields

Licence holder/ breeder: CEP Innovation


Bergeval®+Aviclo

Ripening time: 2 days before Goldrich

Size: 45 – 60 g

Colour: prettily orange-red

Fruit quality: classical, pretty look, very sweet and aromatic, used for all purposes

Flowering: late, self-fertile

Growth: medium strong, can be used as spindle

Yield: very high

General evaluation: very recommendable, not extremely richly flowering, resistant to sharka

Licence holder/ breeder: CEP Innovation


Delice Cot®

Ripening time: at the same time as Goldrich

Size: 60 – 75 g

Colour: vibrantly red on orange ground

Fruit quality: excellent taste, sweet and aromatic, fine cell structure and juicy

Flowering: medium late, self-fertile

Growth: medium strong

Yield: very high and regular

General evaluation: juicy, sweet, aromatic variety for the fresh market and all purposes of processing

Licence holder/ breeder: Cot International/ Marie-Laure Eteve


Digat®

Ripening time: at the same time or 2 days after Goldrich

Size: 60 – 70 g

Colour: vibrantly orange-red

Fruit quality: excellent, round –such as Bergarouge or Bergeval, tastes very good, sweet

Flowering: medium late, self-fertile

Growth: medium to strong

Yield: very high and regular

General evaluation: holds well onto the tree, rain proof

Licence holder/ breeder: CEP Innovation


Ninja®

Ripening time: at the same time or up to 2 days after Goldrich

Size: 50 – 70 g

Colour: vibrantly orange-red

Fruit quality: very attractive apricot for the fresh market, firm

Flowering: medium late, not self-fertile

Growth: strong, branches well

Yield: very high

General evaluation: very pretty, big fruit with good firmness

Licence holder/ breeder: Escande


Ladycot®

Ripening time: at the same time as Ungarische Peste

Size: 60 – 80 g

Colour: very nicely orange-red

Fruit quality: very good firmness, long storability, very sweet, good aroma

Flowering: late, self-fertile

Growth: medium strong

Yield: very high and regular

General evaluation: very nice, robust tree and robust fruits

Licence holder/ breeder: Cot International


Vertige®+A3845

Ripening time: 2 days before or at the same time as Bergeron

Size: 55 – 60 g

Colour: just as Bergeron, slightly more intensive

Fruit quality: very good firmness, when fully ripe the taste is better than Bergeron

Flowering: late, self-fertile

Growth: strong, upright

Yield: very high and regular

General evaluation: like a big Bergeron with high yields, can stay on the tree longer, more robust than Bergeron

Licence holder/ breeder: CEP Innovation


Anegat®

Ripening time: 2 days after Bergeron

Size: 60 – 75 g

Colour: orange-red

Fruit quality: very good firmness, long storability, taste and sugar like Bergeron, little sourness

Flowering: late, self-fertile

Growth: strong, very good for spindles, brances well

Yield: very high and regular

General evaluation: very beautiful, sharka-resistant substitute to Bergeron, very good fruit size

Licence holder/ breeder: CEP Innovation


Farely®

Ripening time: 10 – 15 days after Bergeron

Size: 55 – 65 g

Colour: vibrantly orange-red

Fruit quality: very good taste, like Bergeron but with better look and firmness

Flowering: medium - late, not self-fertile

Growth: medium strong

Yield: Despite self-fertility very high and regular

General evaluation: beautiful, late-ripening Bergeron with good storability, very robust tree

Licence holder/ breeder: IPS/ Bois M.F.


Farbaly®

Ripening time: 20 – 30 days after Bergeron

Size: 60 – 70 g

Colour: vibrantly orange-red

Fruit quality: beautiful, fine aroma, might be slightly dry

Flowering: medium, self-fertile

Growth: strong

Yield: very high and regular

General evaluation: very efficient, robust tree and fruit, good storability

Licence holder/ breeder: IPS/ Bois M.F.


Congat®

Ripening time: at the same time as Farbaly

Size: 50 – 60 g

Colour: vibrantly red on orange ground

Fruit quality: very nice and good taste, juicy

Flowering: medium to late, not self-fertile

Growth: medium strong

Yield: high

General evaluation: more juicy and aromatic than Farbaly, might burst when the weather is cool and rainy, resistant to sharka, even though not self-fertile, very good fruit set - even though when the weather during the floweing is bad

Licence holder/ breeder: CEP Innovation

Apricot varieties with red skin

For some years now, apricot varieties with almost 100% red skin have been on the market. Basically, however, a bright or strong orange colour is more important to the Austrian consumer than a red colouring. Internationally there is a very brisk demand for red-skinned varieties. They all have in common that they taste very good when fully ripe, are rather medium in size and are often confused with nectarines due to their dark red colour over their entire surface. Unfortunately, all varieties are also susceptible to bacteria.


Gilgat®

Ripening time: one week before Orangered, 3-4 days before Rubista

Size: 45 – 50 g

Colour: 95& vibrantly carmine

Fruit quality: good aroma, sweet, juicy

Flowering: medium early, self-fertile

Growth: strong

Yield: medium high and regular

Licence holder/ breeder: CEP Innovation


Rubista®

Ripening time: 4 days or shortly before Orangered

Size: 45 – 55 g

Colour: bright carmine

Fruit quality: very good, juicy, sweet

Flowering: medium late, self-fertile

Growth: medium strong

Yield: medium high to high

Licence holder/ breeder: IPS/ Bois M.F.


Iziagat®

Ripening time: between Orangered and Goldrich

Size: 40 – 45 g

Colour: deep red, vary attractive

Fruit quality: juicy, excellent aroma, sweet

Flowering: medium early, self-fertile

Growth: strong, upright

Yield: medium high

Licence holder/ breeder: CEP Innovation


Jengat®

Ripening time: at the same time or shortly after Goldrich

Size: 40 – 50 g

Colour: 90% dark - wine-red on orange ground

Fruit quality: juicy, excellent aroma, sweet

Flowering: medium early, not self-fertile

Growth: medium strong, upright

Yield: medium high

Licence holder/ breeder: CEP Innovation

Vanilla-coloured apricot varieties

Vanilla Cot

Ripening time: at the same time as Goldrich

Size: 35 – 55 g

Colour: cream coloured with red cheeks

Fruit quality: very sweet with pleasant acidity, spicy and aromatic

Flowering: medium late - late, not self-fertile

Growth: medium strong

Yield: medium high to high

General evaluation: ideal for processing, products do not become brown after processing easily, for direct marketers and connoisseurs

Licence holder/ breeder: Cot International/ SDR Fruit LLC-USA