Leah Cot Aprium
An apricot, plum hybrid that is more towards the apricot side of the spectrum. Leah Cot Aprium produces very large fruits that are deep orange inside and out and taste like an apricot with just a hint of plum flavor and larger size. Ripens early July in Oregon and a good choice for cooler climates where late frost can be an issue.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina x Prunus armeniaca
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Citation
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Hardiness: Plums are hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: Early July
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying lime-sulfur or copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated