OrangeRed® apricot tree (also known as NJA32) originated at the New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station. It is a cross between Lasgerdi Mashhad and NJA2 varieties. The fruit is round and medium to large in size. The OrangeRed® apricot has a bright orange color covered with a red blush. It ripens about one week before Harcot. The flesh is firm, dark orange with a fine texture. The fruit quality is very good and its firmness, which is above average, makes it a great candidate for commercial production.
OrangeRed® Apricot Tree
OrangeRed® apricot tree developed at the Rutgers University apricot breeding program (a.k.a NJA32). It is a cross between Lasgerdi Mashhad and NJA2. This tree is vigorous and the fruit size is about 2.0-2.2 inches. Fruit is firm and has a very good quality. OrangeRed® is grown commercially in France.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.