Apricot hybird, 'Shaa-Kar-Pareh'
Variety description: An traditional variety from Iran, 'Shaa-kar-pareh' is a hybrid between apricot/plum hybrid. Medium to large fruit, with yellow skin and white flesh. The white flesh is exceptionally sweet with plum-like flavor. Self-fertile.
The fruits are very disease and crack resistant, only moderately susceptible to brown rot.
Site requirements: Full sun location. Apricots will grow in a range of soil types provided the planting location is well drained. Soil pH of 6.0-7.0 is required.
Size at maturity: 12-15'.
Pests and diseases: Susceptible to Cytospora canker. Plum curculio never passes up a good apricot.
Hardiness: USDA zones 6-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 2-3' with strong central leader. Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden, in compliance with CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.
When we ship: Available for spring 2018 shipping.