‘Cebasred’ and ‘Primorosa’ are very early-season ripening apricot cultivars (Prunus armeniaca L.) which join high productivity, high fruit quality and attractiveness, with resistance to Plum pox virus (PPV), a valuable characteristic due to the growing incidence of sharka disease caused by this virus in the European apricot orchards (Rubio et al., 2017). In addition, ‘Cebasred’ and ‘Primorosa’ are self-compatible cultivars. ‘Cebasred’ and ‘Primorosa’ combine all the above mentioned characteristics with very low chilling requirements, which also let them to be cultivated in warm areas. These new varieties will contribute to broaden the ripening calendar with highly valuable sharka resistant germplasm also ready to be used in future breeding processes for low chilling warmer areas.
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