Orangered apricot, greenhouse trellis, pic and observations 2014
Now harvesting in the greenhouse. Still the great flavor noted last year. But this yr I'm noting that there is a slight tartness at the skin which I like. Also the skin has a bit of crunch to it which I also like. I can hear it when I chew. Only about 40 grams but that's twice Sweet Treat plurrey. Brix is running 20-24. I'm sure outside I can get 25-30 brix but not needed on this fruit. It's one of my favorites of the whole year.
Only negative so far other than very high chilling requirement(I did 1270 Utah chill hrs this year) is the fruit is dropping this yr when ripe. But most apricots do that. With high chilling it matures before Robada. Last yr without enough chilling bloom was delayed and it ripened after Robada. I'd prefer after.
Here's a picture of Orangered on my new greenhouse trellis installed this winter. The tree was dug up in Jan/Feb and moved to the trellis. I left about 15-20 fruit on the tree spaced about 6ft by 4ft.
Another picture of tree and fruit. The fruit is orange with strong red blush in the sun.