Variety description: An traditional variety from Iran, 'Shaa-kar-pareh' is a apricot x plum hybrid. Medium to large fruit, with yellow skin and white flesh. 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: Plum curculio never passes up a good apricot.
Hardiness: USDA zones 6-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 2-3' with strong central leader.