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Flavor Delight Aprium®

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It’s 75% apricot and 25% plum! Enjoy the clean tang of an apricot boosted by the sweetness of a plum when you eat this fruit. Vigorous, upright trees produce bright-yellow, 2-inch apriums. Bears young. Fruit can be used like an apricot or a plum – for fresh-eating, cooking, canning, and even freezing. Developed in Modesto, California, introduced in 1989. Semi-freestone. Ripens in mid-July. Best pollinators: any apricot.


Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Mid July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 6 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 20' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apricot trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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you did not list pollinators for this variety -what is recommended ?
Michael P on Jan 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Any apricot will do. The best are probably Moorpark (out of stock until next fall) and Stark Sweetheart, which has an edible seed that tastes like an almond.
How tall will these get?
snowmanii on Apr 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: With proper care, sun and rainfall, this tree should reach about 15' at maturity.
Can this be pollinated with a plum tree or is it only compatiable with an apricot?
Josh in SC on Mar 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This variety is more apricot than plum and therefore requires an apricot variety to pollinate it.

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So far so good
It flowered the first spring and made proto fruit that fell off, I think after practicing this year, it might make big fruit next year. The deer love it and keep it trimmed 4' up but the tree isn't hurt and is growing like mad in my North Florida front yard.
May 9, 2016
over 4 years ago
Flavor Delight Aprium on Calif. Central Coast
We ordered our Stark Bros. aprium after a bare-root tree from a local nursery failed to leaf out. The new tree was planted in the same hole and immediately put out a good set of initial leaves. Now, a year later (May, 2016), it has a fine set of healthy branches and is a handsome tree with much promise. No bloom this year, however. Our location, near the beach in Santa Barbara, CA, is not well suited to apricots -- a crop every 4 or 5 years -- but decent for plums. Hopefully the aprium will produce apricot-like fruit with plum productivity.
May 10, 2016
over 4 years ago
It's alive!
Unlike the deluxe ez start sweetheart apricot and chojuro pear that both died and neither review was published- this one is alive and well!
July 24, 2019
1 year ago