Russian scientists breed arctic apricots

Russian scientists breed arctic apricots

December 28, 2022

The breed can withstand temperatures down to minus 40, is not afraid of pests and diseases.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Ural breeders have developed a new variety of apricot – Prizer, which can withstand frosts down to minus 40 degrees. Scientists have been working on it for almost 30 years.

According to the Ural Federal Agrarian Research Center of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the yellow-red fruits of the Prizer have a mass of 18–24 grams and light orange tender flesh. Experts estimate their taste at 4.5 points.

The breed has high resistance to low temperatures, drought, and is also slightly affected by diseases and pests. Up to 30 kilograms of fruit can be harvested from one tree, and 13.3 tons per hectare. The new variety has already been included in the State Register of Breeding Achievements.

Earlier, we wrote that scientists grew melons and watermelons in the Arctic, as well as about the benefits of Arctic berries.

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Text: Anzhelika Stepanova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko, Ural Federal Agrarian Research Center of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Dmitry Bykov (editorial archive)

December 28, 2022

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