Apriums are derived from cross between the plums, apricots and pluots. They are noted for their sweet taste and flavorful mixture of aromatic apricots and plums. They can be pollinated by any apricot and need 600 chilling hours.
    Aprium Tree shown in the picture is 18 months old(2008). This year the tree is loaded with fruits.

Plant care
           Aprium tree can grow and have good  production in lower desert of southwest with proper care.                    Paint the trunk of young tree with water soluble white paint, mixed in a 50/50 ratio with water to prevent sun burn.

Irrigation                                                                                                                                                                              I irrigate them after every 7-14 days during growing season and after every 4 to 6 weeks during the winter.
We have 3 to 5 inch thick layer of partially compost mulch around  the  drip line , which provides all nutrient  for healthy growth of the plant.