Flavor Delight Aprium
Delightfully Sweet Fruit
Are you familiar with the Plum X Apricot hybrids known as Pluots? If not, you should be, they taste amazing and might be the finest plum like fruit you will ever eat. Pluots lean toward the plum side of the Plum X Apricot family both in looks and texture.
On the other hand, if you are an apricot lover, what you want is the Flavor Delight Aprium. The Flavor Delight is also a plum/apricot hybrid, that leans more toward the apricot side of the Plum x Apricot family in looks and texture.
Nature Hills is proud to offer you the Flavor Delight Aprium. These fruits come on strong in June/July, and are worth a try in all marginal Apricot areas. Once you taste one, that amazing marriage of apricot and plum will simply blow you away! The zesty apricot tang is softened by the sweetness of the plum and it makes Flavor Delight one of the most flavorful of all the early summer fruits
These are semi dwarf trees that fit right into any landscape, large or small. They are self-fruitful, so they don't need a pollinator, which helps if you're tight on space.
Make sure to order your trees early. These are always popular and they always sell out fast. Remember, the sooner you order the sooner you get to enjoy this supremely sweet Flavor Delight Aprium
- Good in marginal Apricot areas
- Super-sweet unique taste
- Early harvest
Buying Options for Plants
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.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Prunus aprium 'Flavor Delight'|
|Mature Height||Dwarf: 12 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|