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— COMMERCIAL CATALOG —
Color-Cot™ Interspecific Apricots
Color-Cot™ I.S. Apricots from Zaiger's Inc. Genetics of Modesto, California, are interspecific Prunus hybrids, primarily of apricot (P. armeniaca) and plum (P. salicina), which resemble apricot and have especially attractive pubescent skin blushed red or orange-red.
Despite the red skin color and yellow flesh, Bella Cerise surprises tasters with its juicy apricot flavor. This large, clingstone fruit averages a weight of 139.2 grams and is firm, but not overly sweet (14.4 average ºBrix). The short harvest season occurs in mid-June. A pollenizer such as Escort or perhaps Robada is required. Estimated chilling requirement 800 hours. (U.S. Plant Patent No. 18815) ♦Limited release in California♦
An interspecific apricot with a strong resemblance to its apricot parent, Bella Gold has bright yellow skin blushed almost completely red. Bella Gold matures in mid-June with firm yellow flesh, large size (114 gram average weight), and a wonderful complex flavor (15.7 average ºBrix). The semi-freestone fruit is plump with slightly pubescent skin. A pollenizer such as Escort is required. Estimated chilling requirement 600 hours. (U.S. Plant Patent No. 17826) ♦Limited release in California♦
Large size, firm yellow clingstone flesh, very good flavor and eating quality, good balance of acid and sugar. Attractive red skin color. Bella Jean has a high degree of soluble solids, averaging 18.2 °Brix. Held firm for three weeks in storage trials; shipping quality good. Harvest begins early July. Estimated chilling requirement 700 hours. Pollenizer required. U.S. Plant Pat. No. 27826
A tree with a semi-dwarfing habit, the Bella Rose Aprium® produces beautiful fruit in late May. The fruit has large size, red color, and good flavor. Bella Rose has an estimated chilling requirement of 750 hours and requires a pollenizer such as Escort. (U.S. Plant Patent No. 22429)
Beautiful and sweet, Bella Royale is destined to impress consumers with an attractive orange to red skin color and a remarkable flavor (20.1 average ºBrix). This nearly globose clingstone matures in the first two weeks of August with an average weight of 122.1 grams. Estimated chilling requirement 800 hours. Pollenizer required. (U.S. Plant Patent No. 19925) ♦Limited release in California♦
Named for its yellow blushed skin, the Bella Sun plumcot harvests immediately after Flavorella in mid-June. Good balance between acid and sugar, very good flavor and eating quality, more like apricot than plum. A pollenizer such as the Escort Aprium® is required. Estimated chilling requirement 700 hours. (U.S. Plant Patent No. 21817)
Packing Variety, recommended for new plantings in the Fresno area. Within their harvest season, these varieties have demonstrated superior overall quality with respect to size, color, firmness, flavor, yield, storage and shipping. Used for apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum and interspecific fruit types.
Farmers Market Favorite™: varieties that have demonstrated, where adapted, consistent production of especially desirable, high-flavored fruit for local farmers market/fruit stand distributiion.
Zaiger Variety: developed by Zaiger's Inc. Genetics of Modesto, California. Dave Wilson Nursery is the exclusive U.S. licensor and primary propagator.
Note: Fruit and nut varieties in the Commercial Catalog are offered exclusively to commercial growers in commercial quantities for the purpose of commercial fruit and nut production. Products in this catalog are not offered for resale.