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Flavor Delight Aprium®

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Description

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.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Pollinator Needed
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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Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

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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
Purchased
1 year ago
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
Purchased
1 year ago
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