Apricot 'Cape Bebeco'

Prunus armeniaca 'Cape Bebeco'

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This fantastic variety of self-pollinating apricots is a must be grown in Mediterranean​ areas that receive wet winters and warm summers. The fruit is reasonably sweet and juicy with a soft melting texture.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Winter

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Cape Bebeco trees are in full bloom by the end of winter. Apricots are ready for harvest during the first weeks of summer. Cape Bebeco is a good dessert apricot and great for canning.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi-hardwood cuttings in the growing season. Plant in a good draining soil and keep moist until fully rooted. Commercially apricot trees are budded on a seedling when young.

Seed

Seeds can be sown at a depth of 1.5 cm in 15 cm pots. Germination takes a month or 2. Seeds do not breed true to type and need to be grafted to remain the same cultivar and characteristicks.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Bees and insects collect the pollen and nectar of apricot blossoms.

Special features

Origin

Greece

Natural climate

Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

Culinary

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White

Scent

Mild

Problems

The main pests that affect this species are spider mites, mealy bugs, aphids and scale. All these pests can be removed by blasting warm soapy water at affected areas. Ensure the soil is well draining or fungal diseases may occur.

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