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Scientific name: Prunus armeniaca.


Popular names: canine apricot.


Variety: Canine.


Family: Rosaceae.


Origin: Portugal.


General: Apricots are undemanding to the cold, very mild winters produce an intense flow of flowers.


Caste features: Medium vigor tree with slightly open habit, productive and moderately demanding in cold hours.


Flowers: The flowers are white or pink, they open in the second half of winter on still bare branches.


Fruits: Medium-sized fruits, orange-yellow in color, good flavor, not very aromatic and slightly adherent to the pulp. They ripen fairly evenly around the first week of June and show good post-harvest behavior and canning ability.


Flowering: blooms in early May and locates flowers mainly on short shoots. It has important drops of buds and flower buds, but it is advisable to thin out the fruits.


Multiplication: By graft.


Adult plant size: It can reach 8 meters in height.


Lighting: direct sun, although the largest fruits are on shaded branches. Good protection from cold winds is needed, which can damage flowers and fruits.


Temperature: It is a plant very resistant to low and high temperatures.


Transplant: is held in the spring.


Ground: Apricot prefers deep, easy to work, clayey soils. Very heavy and humid soils are not recommended for cultivation, neither are those that are loose and dry.


Irrigation: It is not very demanding on water, being able to grow perfectly on dry land.


Fertilizer: fertilize with manure in late winter or early spring. In the first few waterings add complex mineral fertilizer.


Pruning:Eliminate dry or decayed branches, clarify if you have too many branches, you can even force fruiting by bending the branches horizontally.


Illnesses: In winter, make a good treatment with anti-mealybugs and copper to eliminate the pests and diseases that will be in winter. Then keep an eye out for aphids and spots along the crop.




Fruit trees should be sprayed twice a year: the 1st treatment is carried out in autumn before leaf fall, the 2nd treatment is carried out in spring before flowering.


- Copper fungicide: ​​1 sachet (50 grams) for 10 liters of water.


- Anti mealybugs: 10 c.c. for 20 liters of water (0.5 c.c. / 1 ​​liter of water).


The two products can be mixed.


Damasqueiro canino

SKU: P0138
  • VH 35 x 150 cm

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