This is a selection of an unusual naturally occurring hybrid of apricot, P. armeniaca and myroblan plum, P. cerasifera from central Asia. We tasted it in Russia at the Krymsk Station near the Caucasus mountain range and enjoyed the flavor. The skin of the delicious, oval fruit is fuzzy like an apricot but is a dark purple. The tree is self-fertile, somewhat brown rot resistant and very winter hardy. The trees showy white blossoms appear slightly later than other apricots and the leaves are smaller and narrower, more like its plum parent. The flesh is a pretty marbled red and yellow.
Uses: Fresh Eating
Attributes: Very Winter Hardy