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Polonais apricot trees

(Orange de Provence)
Prunus armeniaca
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

Polonais is a cold-hardy apricot, which ripens in the middle of the apricot season - early July. The fruits are orange, with an orange flesh, and can be used for eating fresh or in the kitchen.

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    Delivery countries
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • France
    • Germany
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Netherlands
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Slovakia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
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    Growing and Training

    Polonais is a good choice for more northerly climates as it is disease-resistant and tolerates cool climates, and the blossom has some frost-resistance. The tree itself is exceptionally cold-hardy, perhaps the most cold-hardy of all apricot varieties. Conversely, it is not a good choice for the traditional apricot-growing regions of southern Europe.

    It flowers fairly late in the apricot blossom season, which may help it to avoid early frosts. 


    The Polonais apricot is also often known as Orange de Provence. It is assumed to be a seedling variety originating from Poland.

    Polonais characteristics

    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
    • Flowering group4
    • Disease resistanceGood
    • Picking seasonEarly
    • Season of use1-3 days
    • Food usesEating freshCulinary
    • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
    • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
    • Country of originPoland
    • Flesh colourOrange
    • Fruit colourOrange