Thursday, June 18, 2020

Midseason Apricots

The tasting evaluation and photo from June 17, 2020

Lasgerdi Mashhad, Cot-N-Candy, and Monique are white apricots.  

Bonny Royal - Sweet with some acid, juicy, strong apricot flavor, very productive.  The fruits are available from Andy's Orchard in Morgan Hill.

Deinocot - Soft, strong apricot flavor, productive.  The scionwood is occasionally available at the CRFG winter exchanges.

Lasgerdi Mashhad - Very sweet, structured and juicy with peachy - flowery flavor. The trees are available from the Arboreum Company

Ram Rock - Not fully ripened yet. Classic apricot flavor, juicy and soft. The scionwood is occasionally available at the CRFG winter exchanges.

Golden Sweet - Firm, not really sweet and not ready yet. The scionwood is occasionally available at the CRFG winter exchanges.

Cot-N-Candy - soft, very sweet with rose flavor. The trees are available at most retail nurseries.

Moniqui - sweet, rich apricot flavor, very juicy, soft and fruity. The trees are available from the Arboreum Company

All ripe cultivars were good and enjoyable to eat. Just Ram Rock and Golden Sweet need to be evaluated at a later date.  My favorite from here is Lasgerdi Mashhad.

Lasgerdi Mashhad (the white ones) and Golden Sweet

Deinocot

Moniqui

Another apricot to note here is my recent graft from one of the apricot trees at the Jack London Historic Park in Glen Ellen.  It is JL-7 in my records, fruited first time for me this season. Very nice white sweet with some acid, good apricoty flavor. I picked this fruit on June 10.
JL-7 apricot







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