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Aprisali® inter-specific trees

Prunus armeniaca x salicina
A sweet self-fertile apricot - plum cross, also known as an Aprium.

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 bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £49.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

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  • BR11-year bare-root tree Wavit rootstock £29.50
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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 is 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.

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

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking monthJuly
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Period of origin2000
  • Flesh colourDark red
  • Fruit colourRed - dark
  • Fruit sizeAverage

Similar varieties

  • Aprikyra
    A sweet self-fertile apricot-cherry cross, also known as an Aprichery or Cherrycot
  • Aprimira
    Aprimira is a sweet self-fertile apricot - mirabelle cross, also known as a miracot.