Evaluation of some Romanian apricot varieties in Hungary

Z. Szabó, J. Nyéki, A. Andrásfalvy, L. Szalay, A. Pedryc

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Phenology of blooming and ripening, fertility relations, hardiness and fruit characters of 11 apricot varieties bred and selected in Romania were studied and evaluated from the point of view of being grown in Hungary in order to complement the assortment of useful varieties. The varieties were studied in two localities, both representing conditions of the central lowland of the country, Kecskemét and Szigetcsép, during the last 6 years. Winter hardiness of most of the Romanian varieties studied was similar to that of Mandulakajszi, a hardy Hungarian variety. Performance of the early blooming Litoral and Venus varieties, however, was poor. The rest of the varieties bloomed at middle time or late. Fruits from self pollination were observed in all cases, but the rate of self-pollination varied very much. Fruit set was improved in any case by cross-pollination, i.e. open pollination in a mixed plantation. The ripening period was effectively prolonged by these varieties as lasting three weeks more subsequently to that of Magyar kajszi ("Hungarian Best"), variety. The most suitable varieties for a particular site are to be chosen from the wide range of the assortment offered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXI International Symposium on Apricot Culture
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789066058910
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


  • Blooming time
  • Fruit characters
  • Fruit set
  • Hardiness
  • Ripening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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    Szabó, Z., Nyéki, J., Andrásfalvy, A., Szalay, L., & Pedryc, A. (1999). Evaluation of some Romanian apricot varieties in Hungary. In XI International Symposium on Apricot Culture (pp. 211-214). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 488). International Society for Horticultural Science. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1999.488.31