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Aprisali® inter-specific trees

Prunus armeniaca x salicina
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Picking month: July
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

Aprisali is a cross between a plum and an apricot. We list it in our apricots category since it will cross-pollinate with other apricots. Being self-fertile it can also be grown on its own if necessary.

Aprisali has more in common with apricots than plums, but the crimson-colour of the fruits are a reminder of the plum ancestry, and the reddish-flesh also has a plum-like flavour.

Aprisali should be ready to pick in July in the UK.

Aprisali inter-specific trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 7L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £38.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £43.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

Aprisali is best treated as an apricot rather than a plum when it comes to growing characteristics. That means, like all apricots, it needs to be planted in full sun, and it prefers a dry warm climate.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Apriums are derived from plumcots (a Japanese plum - Prunus salicina - crossed with an apricot - Prunus armeniaca) which are then further crossed with apricots. They are 3/4 apricot and 1/4 plum. They are not "genetically modified", and all belong to the genus Prunus, which has a natural tendency to hybridise in the wild. However all commercially available apriums are the result of university-led breeding programmes rather than wild seedlings.

Aprisali characteristics

Using

  • Picking monthJuly
  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Blossom wiltSome resistance

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardyProtect from frost

Identification

  • Period of origin2000
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flesh colourDark red
  • Fruit colourRed - dark
  • Fruit sizeAverage

Similar varieties

  • Prunus pumila var. besseyi x armeniaca
    Aprikyra
    A sweet self-fertile apricot-cherry cross, also known as an Aprichery or Cherrycot
  • Prunus x insititia
    Aprimira
    Aprimira is a sweet self-fertile apricot - mirabelle cross, also known as a miracot.