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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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    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
    • Disease resistanceAverage
    • Picking seasonEarly
    • Season of use1-3 days
    • Food usesEating freshCulinary
    • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 8 (-12C)
    • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
    • Country of originFrance
    • Period of origin1950 - 1999
    • Flesh colourOrange
    • Fruit colourOrange / Red