Black Velvet Apricot Vs. Hesse Plumcot.

Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)June 21, 2014

I just bought a couple of dozens of Black velvet Apricot from Sam's. I think this is the same as Hesse Plumcot from the arboreum. The photo look exactly identical. Soft light fuzz and yellow flesh and very sweet.

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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Tony, I think some independent breeder is making Black Velvet. It looks larger and less orange in the flesh than Hesse. See link below for the creator of BV.

This year I had nearly all my Hesse drop. Last year they all stuck but the years before that they all dropped. Hopefully it will eventually settle down and decide to hang on to the fruits. I learned not to give up too soon with stone fruits, some can take awhile before they decide to produce regularly. The first apricots are just starting to ripen here now, I hope to be sampling my first Robadas this coming week.


Here is a link that might be useful: BV

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 9:33PM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Thanks for infos Scott. My Black velvet seedling is about 11/2 feet tall. I will graft it to my multi cots tree next Spring for faster fruit production. I hope it tastes better than Black Velvet. Wishful thinking.


    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 11:12PM
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