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Tlor-Tsiran Apricot

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Original price $69.99 - Original price $69.99
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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. 

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

Grow 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

  • 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 4 reviews
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!

Amy F.
Delicious fruit, hardy tree

This is one of two trees that survived the arctic freeze of 14 that killed most of our orchard. It REALLY likes to grow straight up, water suckers everywhere, and needs aggressive pruning. In Colorado the late frosts often kill the buds too on all these early-blooming stone fruits, but the pink flowers are gorgeous. With patience we have been rewarded with delicious fruit a couple of years so far, and it is definitely my favorite of our apricot/plum varieties when it comes to flavor and texture.