Producing one of the largest sized fruits, Pinkot apricots are rich in colour and have good flavour. Its uniqueness lies in the slightly tangy of the skin, which sets off the fruit's flavour perfectly. Other plus points are that it is great for storing, less prone to cracking, and offers a high crop capacity. Ripening takes place in June
A medium-sized fruit, with a rounded oval shape and indented tip. Appealing due to its striking blush and good flavour, provided that it is harvested at the right time. The tree offers a good crop capacity, but it has an open habit and not very vigorous, so it needs vigorous rootstocks and fertile land to develop formations that bear sufficiently sized fruits. Medium-ripening, taking place in the first ten days of July.
Aurora remains the first variety of apricot on the calendar. This elongated, flattened fruit features a yellow-orange skin and orange flesh. Ripens from the second week of May.
A vigorous tree, erect with a spreading habit, with a regular crop capacity, and a medium-late bloomer. Medium-sized fruits, almost oval in shape, which are slightly asymmetrical and feature a marked suture line; a deep red hue covers around 60-90% of the skin, against a creamy yellow background. Orange flesh with a good texture; an appealing, rich, balanced flavoured. Ripening takes place in the first ten days of July.
Faralia is a cultivar with a high size/yield ratio. A medium-vigour tree, with spreading habit, it produces fruits on both long and short branches. Bloom is abundant, setting is fast, and yield is excellent. Good-sized fruits, triangular in shape. Orange skin with red blush covering part of the surface. Flesh is light orange , with a good texture, and a rich, balanced flavour and enticing aroma. Medium/late ripening, at the end of July
A medium/high-vigour tree, medium crop capacity. Fruits mainly grow on the flowering shoots and on the spurs. Fruits are large or medium to large, oval in form, and a beautiful orange colour with bright red blush covering 50% of the skin; a bright orange flesh, firm texture, freestone, and good flavour with a medium aroma and tangy skin. Ripening takes place in the first ten days of July.
Vitilio apricots (also known as albicocca reale d'Imola)
The Vitilio is high-vigour tree with intermediate habit, with high and constant crop capacity; fruits grow mainly on mixed branches.
The large elliptical/oval fruit features an orange/yellow skin with a red blush in the exposed area. Ripening takes place in the first ten days of July.
The Tsunami variety differs in terms of numbers per hectare. The early varieties of apricot usually produce around 12 tonnes/ha, while the Tsunami apricot produces of over 20 tonnes/ha. "The fruit is large in size for an early-ripening variety. Compared to other early varieties, the Tsunami is no more sensitive to frost than late varieties. Ripening takes place at the end of May.
Silver Cot apricots
The fruit features good flavour and a yellow/orange skin with matte red shades. A high-vigour tree, with a semi-spreading habit, partially self-fertile. The fruit is rounded in form.
Ripening is extremely early, so much so, in fact that the crop is ready for harvesting at the beginning of June.
Carmen Top apricots
The fruit is circular in shape, regular, and large in size.
The skin is yellow orange. This variety is attractive due to its early fruiting and firm flesh with a balanced, slightly tangy flavour.
Early ripening with harvesting in mid-June (picture).