Prunus brigantina

Alpine Apricot, Briancon ApricotMarmot plum

Garden(s):

Trees Shrubs

Type:

Fruit Tree

Height:

2-5 m (6-16 ft)

Spread:

2-3 m (6-10 ft)

Light:

Full sun

Water:

Moderate

Zone:

6

Bloom Time:

May

Bloom Colour:

White, Pink

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Adaptable, Well-Drained

Notes:

This fruit is yellow, resembling an apricot and is native to alpine regions of France and Italy. The fruit ripens in early September and can be cooked but may be bitter when raw. It has been used for its oil content.

“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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