The impact of climate change on the selection of well adapted apricots
Over the last 60 years, the average annual temperature in the area of Lednice (southern Moravia part of the Czech Republic), increased by 0.9°C and the average spring temperature increased by 1.2°C. In the observed period, the dates of the start of flowering of the apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca L.) moved forward by 13.7 days and full flowering by 11.7 days. The early time of flowering means high risk of damage of flowers during full blossom or juvenile fruits. The selection of late and market valuable cultivars is much more important than before. Among them we can include: Bergeval, Sefora, Bigred, Vynoslivyi, Tomcot, Bronzovyi, Kostinskyi, Harglow, NS-4, Strepet.
Krška, B. and Bauer, Z. (2020). The impact of climate change on the selection of well adapted apricots. Acta Hortic. 1290, 217-220
apricots, Prunus armeniaca L., climate change, phenology of flowering