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Tlor-Tsiran Apricot

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$69.99 - $69.99
Current price $69.99
SKU C380

Prunus dasycarpa 'Tlor-Tsiran'

Tlor-Tsiran is a selection of an unusual, naturally occurring hybrid of apricot (P. armeniaca) and myrobalan plum (P. cerasifera) from central Asia. We tasted it in Russia at the Krymsk Station near the Caucasus mountain range and were transported by the flavor. The skin of the tasty oval fruit is mildly fuzzy, somewhat like an apricot, but is a dark purple instead of yellow-orange. The succulent flesh is marbled red and yellow. While the tree is not terribly prolific of fruit, what does set is usually excellent.

The tree's many showy, white blossoms appear slightly later than other apricots, but are reliably pollinized by apricots. Dry weather during bloom time ensures good pollination; hand-pollinating can also be helpful. 

Mature Height:  15' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August

Pollination: needs Pollinizer

Rootstock: St. Julian A

Read our Apricot Growing Guide



Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • What are best pollinators? or is it self pollinating?

    It needs an early blooming apricot.

  • Will a Toka Plum pollinate this Apricot?

    No, plums and apricots do not cross pollinate under normal conditions

  • Would a myrobalan plum or a cross such as Hollywood be able to cross pollinate this? or an aprium or plumcot?

    This tree does best with apricot pollinators. An aprium may work, but an early blooming apricot is best. You won't know until you try!

  • What is the hardiness zone?

    Hard to say, it's not USDA tested, but they survive zone 6A for sure. Maybe even 5!

  • What is the chill hours?

    Unknown, but it's believed to be 1000+ and they fruit in Northen to Mid California.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Becky P.
Apricot Tree

We received our Apricot tree and it looked fine. I hope it does okay considering the fact that a gardening expert in our area said that online nurseries should not be shipping bare root plants and trees now.

Kay G.
Hopeful in Tucson

I planted my 'stick' of promise, last week, with good compost at its roots.
After nasty February winds and cold temperatures, it remains unchanged.

Tasty and Different

In its first spring with us, it bore a single fruit, which squirrels stole. Now, in its second summer with us, we have 11 fruit from it, and have already eaten two. They are ripe just now, in August, months later than our apricots and later than all but a few of our plums. Tlor-Tsiran is very pretty and tasty. Apparently out early-blooming Chinese Apricot is a good pollinator for it.

Good in the desert, not sure about dessert yet.

I bought this in 2019 and by 2021 had about 7 good apricots on it. I am in a drier area in Southern Idaho. It is a fun alternative to the common varieties of apricot that can be found. Good flavor. It definitely needs at least yearly pruning to keep the suckers in check.

Elspeth O.
It Takes Patience!

We bought our Black Apricot five years ago. She didn t put out a leaf for six months (i tried twice to ask for a refund, but something kept saying "She s just shy.") finally after a wild Morning Glory climbed up her stalk, she settled in and began to grow. Year after year, she kept growing slowly. Finally, this year, she bloomed for the first time - AND set fruit! All by herself!! there are two other Apricots coming along, so she will have company soon. The Reluctant Dryad has accepted her new life!

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