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Autumn Royal Apricot

Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 12, 13 at 0:51

Autumn Royal apricot is reported to ripen in my locale in September. Does any one care to report on this fruit? The LA Times reported that Autumn Royal is similar to Royal, but later. Is AR really that much later? September? Sounds too good to be true.

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RE: Autumn Royal Apricot

M...I have had an AR for ten years....with an average chill area of 350 hrs. It has performed poorly, and I can not recommend it unless you have much more chill. It sounded good on paper.....

RE: Autumn Royal Apricot

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 12, 13 at 12:26

Autumn Royal isn't recommended for areas with really hot summers due to pit burn. That was an issue with Royal Blenheim around Fresno when I lived there. I tried Earli Autumn and Autumn Glo in my greenhouse. Neither was worth eating.

The chart of recommended fruits for San Fernando actually looks pretty good. Better than most. But is missing some really good fruits that should work. Some even that you recommend: Arctic Star, Flavor King, Flavor Grenade, Summer Royal grape, etc.

RE: Autumn Royal Apricot

  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 12, 13 at 16:39

Yeah, I thought the L.E. Cooke chart looked pretty accurate. It does have omissions such as the ones you mention and O'Neal blueberry. On the other hand, the DWN chart doesn't mention Babcock or Desert Gold peach, or Royal apricot. These charts are good for talking one into a choice, rather than talking one out of a choice that is known to be good. :)

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