Magic Cot

An early ripening apricot variety

USA/France

A new Californian/French apricot variety

FRUIT:

Medium to large round/semi-elongated fruit, 55-60mm.

SKIN:

Exceptional! Bright orange with a wonderful red-pink blush.

FLESH:

Orange, firm flesh. Good flavour, juicy and sweet, good cracking resistance.

MATURITY:

Very early, expected mid-November to early
December.

COMMENTS:

A new early variety with incredible qualities: large size, a very attractive red - pink colour, good firmness and good eating quality for the season.  Pollinators include Tom Cot, Wonder Cot and Lilly Cot. The alleles for Magic Cot are S6S7.

Trees of Magic Cot have an upright growth habit with strong branches (moderate vigour).  First fruiting in young trees is quick once spurs develop with good regular production after 4 years.  Fruit will hold on the tree and also have a good storage life.

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