‘Dilbay’ is an early-maturing table apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) cultivar developed from the Multi-Purpose Apricot Breeding Program at the Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey. ‘Dilbay’ is suitable for fresh consumption because it has perfect fruit quality, high productivity, and a pleasant orange color on its peel and flesh. ‘Dilbay’ is well adapted to the Malatya region, the main apricot-producing area in the world. ‘Dilbay’ has high (greater than 14%) soluble solid content and moderate acidity and oval-shaped fruit with red blush covering 30% to 35% of the fruit skin.
Anonoymous2009Ministry Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Turkey Cultivar Registration and Seed Certification Center Ankara Turkey
EgeaJ.RubioM.CampoyJ.A.DicentaF.OrtegaE.NortesM.D.Martinez-GomezP.MolinaA.MolinaA.J.RuizD.2010‘Mirlo Blanco’, ‘Mirlo Anaranjado’, and ‘Mirlo Rojo’: Three new very early-season apricots for the fresh marketHortScience4518931894
KarayiannisI.ThomidisT.TsaftarisA.2008Inheritance of resistance to plum pox virus in apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.)Tree Genet. Genomes4143148
LetbetterC.A.2008Apricots. In: Hancock J.F. (ed.). Temperature fruit crop breeding. Germplasm to genomics. Springer Science Business Media B.V
PaydasS.EtiS.GülcanR.DerinK.YılmazU.2006In vitro investigations on pollen quality, production and self incompatibility of some apricot cultivars in MalatyaActa Hort.7016469