Aprimira is a new hybrid mirabelle - apricot. The fruits are sweet, and relatively large by the standards of mirabelles - more like small apricots in size. However in most other respects the mirabelle side of the partnership is more prominent, and Aprimira is best considered as a larger pink / yellow-flushed mirabelle.
The blossom is plain white, and appears at about the same time as the leaves. The fruits are particularly pretty, with a mix of dusky red and orange hues.
The fruits ripen gradually throughout August, at about the same time as Victoria plums, and can be picked fresh from the tree over an extended period. They will also keep fresh in a fridge for about a week - longer than most dessert plums.
The flavour is especially sweet and the stone falls away cleanly from the flesh, making Aprimira easy to use in the kitchen.
Aprimira® is a protected variety.
Delivery from week commmencing 18th November 2019 (or late November/December for bare-root).
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.
Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season.
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Aprimira is in flowering group 1. Aprimira is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.
Important: advice about pollination
Aprimira is self-fertile, and flowers very early in the spring, making it a useful pollinator for other very early flowering plum species, including pluots, cherry plums and other mirabelles. It is easy to grow and productive.
Aprimira was developed at the Geisenheim research station in Germany from Mirabelle von Herrenhausen, and released in 1994.
Mirabelles and apricots are closely related members of the Prunus family, and many of these varieties will naturally cross-pollinate each other, so there is great scope for interesting hybrids such as Aprimira.
All our trees are grown in the UK.