Flavor Delight Aprium® Tree

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Fruit lovers go crazy for the Aprium®! A delightfully yummy dual cross between an Apricot and a Plum. Like its cousin, the Pluot®, the sweet Flavor Delight Aprium® Tree (Prunus aprium 'Flavor Delight') gives you the best of two orchard flavors in one fruit!

It isn't all about the excitingly delicious taste of this Apricot/Plum cross, though, you'll also appreciate the beautiful pollinator-friendly pink flowers and foliage it reveals each spring, brightening up your landscape in a splendor-filled show that the whole neighborhood will love!

Growers love the fairly early harvest season of the sweet Flavor Delight Aprium®, with fruits coming on strong early in the season. Growers in all marginal Apricot areas have found success with this cross that grows well in USDA planting zones 6 to 11. Once you get just a taste or two of the ripened end product, you'll see that they're worth the effort!

If you're like many folks and space is an issue, then this semi-dwarf tree is right for you, since they're around three-fourths the size of standard Apricot varieties! Because they are self-fruitful, they need no pollinators, but you can grow this tree alongside other Apricot or Plum fruit trees for increased pollination and yields if desired!

Planting and Application:

The zesty zip of the Apricot is tempered down just a bit by the Plum's sweetness, making for an interesting and addictive flavor combination that the whole family can love. In fact, some connoisseurs even say it is one of the most flavorful of all the early summer fruits! Which is ideal for snacking, adding to fruit platters and salads, baked goods, or even making into jellies and jams.

Whereas the Pluot® leans more toward the Plum end of the flavor spectrum, the Aprium® gives a bigger Apricot punch along with the look and texture of the Apricot.

The trees double as flowering spring ornamentals, lush shade throughout the summers, and a touch of fall color, make Aprium® trees lovely edible landscaping plants! Enjoy both front and backyard gardens and orchards anywhere you have the sun!

  • Gorgeous Pink Blooms
  • Good For Marginal Apricot Areas
  • Super-Sweet Unique Taste!
  • Early Harvest of Smooth Apricot-Like Hybrid Fruit
  • Fresh-Eating, Preserves, Baked Goods & Healthy Treats!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Fruit trees need full sun, at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day, to flower and therefore fruit the best. Choose an area with good air circulation in well-drained, enriched soil, with a 3-4 inch deep layer of arborist mulch over the root system. Water new installations regularly and do not let them dry out. Aprium® fruits the best when provided with regular moisture access when it's hot or there’s less rainfall or drought.

Prune these trees to maintain an open canopy for sunlight penetration and good airflow in the late winter or early spring. You can summer prune to maintain size and shape, or to remove suckers and water growth.

These trees are easy to grow and have similar needs as Apricot trees, requiring minimal maintenance, making them a virtually carefree addition to your property! Plant them this season and you'll be enjoying your first harvest in as little as three years!

  • Full Sun For The Most Flowers/Fruit
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Moisture Needs
  • Prune Annually
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • ~300 Chill Hours

Make sure to order your trees early! The sweet Flavor Delight Aprium® Tree is always popular, so they don't remain in inventory for long. Remember, the sooner you order yours at Nature Hills, the sooner you get to enjoy this supremely sweet fruit.

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Popular Sweet Flavor Delight Aprium

The Flavor Delight Aprium continues to prove itself a #1 fruit choice. From its introduction as a low chill, zone 9-11 selection, the Flavor Delight has begun to extend its success to protected pockets of zones 6-8 with a reputation for heavy production and wonderful flavor.

Flavor Delight was created by world-famous hybridist Floyd Zaiger as a cross between species in the late 1970's. The selections that were used in the cross were numbered Plum x Apricot hybrids varieties. Out of these original crosses, several seedlings were selected to move forward.

In 1983, what would become the Flavor Delight Aprium was one of those seedlings selected for further evaluation. It would be almost another 10 years before the variety was named, patented, and introduced as one of the first Apricot x Plums favoring the Apricot.

The few Pluot varieties (Plum x Apricots favoring the Plum) already released were becoming well known when the Flavor Delight Aprium was introduced in 1990. It became a fast hit with the home gardeners in the low-chill areas of Southern California right away. These are areas where Apricots traditionally do not set well, or the varieties that work are not very flavorful.

Commercial attention was a little slower coming. Because of the fine flavor of the Flavor Delight Aprium and its adaptability to lower chill climates in the central valley of California the commercial Jam producers were the first to look at the variety.

Commercially, it could be harvested at 18 brix, a sugar rating used for fruit. At that time most commercial Apricots could not get 10 to 12 brix when commercially ready for harvest. For the home garden, when fully ripe the Flavor Delight is up to 22+ brix.

Over time, the popularity of Apricots commercially has diminished, but in the home garden it remains as popular as ever. Anyone in a marginal climate for apricots is always looking for a variety that will produce. The Flavor Delight Aprium is proving to be at least adaptable to the cold of a zone 6 and in some more protected locations and still fruiting well. Only time and experiment will set the limits on this relatively new and exciting Interspecific hybrid fruit.


Flavor Delight Aprium® Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-11
Growing Zones 6-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus aprium 'Flavor Delight'
Type Deciduous
Size Semi Dwarf
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Green
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes