VARIETIES OF APRICOTS
NOVI SAD’S NATIVE (NOVOSADSKA RODNA)
Novi Sad’s Native variety originated in Serbia in 1987 due to natural selection.
It has a medium vigorous tree with abundant yields. It flourishes lately. The fruits are medium-large to large, rounded and elongated in shape.
The skin of Novosadska Rodna apricot is light-orange with redness on the sunny side. The flesh is tasty, juicy, aromatic and orange in color, with an easily detached pit.
Novi Sad’s Native is popular amongst growers, mostly because of its abundant yields and large, high-quality fruits.
NOVI SAD 4 (NS 4)
Novi Sad’s 4 originated in Serbia in 1985, in process of natural selection.
Tree of Novi Sad’s 4 is lower to moderate vigorous, very vital and gives yield moderately and consistently. Ripens at the end of July.
Fruit of NS-4 is large to very large, round-elongated in shape. Skin is orange in color with attractive red blush covering entire fruit.
Flesh of the Novi Sad’s 4 apricot is sourish in taste, orange in color and juicy and an easily detached from pit.
NOVI SAD 6 (NS 6)
Novi Sad’s 6 originated in Serbia in 1985, due to natural selection.
Novi Sad’s 6 has a medium vigorous to vigorous tree that has abundant yields and ripens mid-July. It flourishes lately.
The fruits of NS-6 are medium-large to large, rounded in shape, somewhat flattened on one side.
The skin of Novi Sad’s 6 is light-orange with a rich red color on the sunny side. The flesh is juicy, firm, exquisitely tasty, aromatic and light-orange in color.
Bergeron peach is a classic variety with origins coming from France, developed by chance around 1920.
Tree is semi vigorous with pyramidal shape crown. Bergeron starts yielding fruit at an early age, abundantly and in excellent quality.
Flourishes mid-late and ripens in the second part of July.
Bergeron fruits are medium large weighing around 45 grams each, yellow-orange color in base with intensive red cover and carmine red lenticels.
Flesh is orange in color sweet-sour in taste, semi-firm and slightly distinct aroma. Good for eating fresh and great in processed industry.
Hungarian Best apricot variety as its name suggests comes from Hungary.
It ripens mid-July and flourishes lately.
The tree is medium vigorous to vigorous while the fruits are large, with an average weight of around 50 grams.
The skin of Hungarian Best apricot is orange-yellow in color with red circles. The flesh is dark red, juicy and firm, with a recognizable sweet-sour taste.
Hungarian Best apricot is a self-pollinizer. It is resilient to low temperatures.
Roxana apricot is an Afghanistan variety.
It has a less vigorous tree that yields abundantly.
Roxana flourishes mid-late and ripens at the end of July and the beginning of August.
The fruits are very large, around 70 grams in weight. The skin is orange with intense red coloring on the sunny side. The flesh of Roxana apricot is firm, juicy and orange in color.
This variety is Plum pox tolerant.
Kecskemet Rose apricot is a late variety, often used in industrial processing.
It ripens in the second half of July and flourishes lately.
The fruits are medium large with an average weight of 40-50 grams each.
The flesh of Kecskemet Rose is easily detached from the pit, with a pleasant taste and exquisitely juicy.
The skin is smooth and orange in color.
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