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Precoce de Saumur apricot trees

(Precoce d'Anjou)
Prunus armeniaca
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

As the name suggests, this is an early-season apricot, originating from the region around Saumur in the Loire valley. 

The apricots ripen early around the end of June or early July. The fruits are juicy with a pleasant flavour, and a yellow flesh.

The fruits are excellent for eating fresh, and also for use in typical French patisserie desserts.

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Precoce de Saumur organic apricot trees for sale

  • Maidentree on Pumiselect rootstock33.25€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

Precoce de Saumur produces a productive tree, and cropping usually begins at a young age. 

Precoce de Saumur has a repuation for being very cold-hardy, the tree can resist temperatures of -15C, and the blossom has good frost resistance. The Loire valley has a cooler climate than the traditional apricot-growing areas of the Rhone valley and Mediterranean regions of France, and this variety is well-suited to more temperate climates.

However for best results plant in a sheltered spot in full-sun.


Precoce de Saumur was found as a chance seedling in a garden near the town of Saumur in the Loire valley of central France.

Precoce de Saumur characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Picking periodearly Julylate June
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • Season of use1-3 days
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshCulinary
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flesh colourOrange
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • Fruit sizeAverage