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Manera® apricot trees

Prunus armeniaca
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

Manera is a bi-coloured orange/red apricot variety suitable for the cooler climates of northern Europe.

The fruits weigh 50g - 70g in commercial conditions, with 13% sugars.

Manera apricot trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on Montclar rootstock 29.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on Myrobalan rootstock 29.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

Manera has some resistance to brown rots (Monilia infections) and bacterial canker.

It flowers late in the apricot blossom season, helping to reduce damage from early spring frosts.

Unusually, Manera is not fully self-fertile and requires another apricot tree of a different variety nearby to pollinate it - It's sister variety Mia is the obvious choice.

These trees have not been produced under organic conditions, but are very suitable for planting under an organic regime.


Manera was developed at Agroscope, a plant research station in Switzerland.

Manera characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Picking periodlate July
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Bacterial cankerSome resistance
  • Country of originSwitzerland
  • Period of origin2000
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • Fruit sizeAverage

Similar varieties

  • Mia
    Mia is an apricot variety well-suited to growing in the cooler climates of northern Europe.