A New Dried and Table Apricot Cultivar ('Alkaya') and a New Table Apricot Cultivar 'GU 52' (Guleryuz)

YILMAZ K. U., Kargi S. P., KAFKAS S.

14th International Symposium on Apricot Breeding and Culture, Matera, Italy, 16 - 20 June 2008, vol.862, pp.77-82 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 862
  • City: Matera
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-82
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Malatya province of Turkey is the most important area for dried apricot production in the world. The most important advantage of dried apricot is cheap and easy long-term storage and its release on the market at any time as requested. So, many new apricot orchards have been established during the last 10 years and dried apricot production has increased but not enough to release the demanded amount on domestic and global markets. To solve this problem, the dried apricots varieties cultivated in Malatya province have started being harvested fresh for exportation and this tendency has been encouraged in recent years, too. Therefore, the dried apricot varieties harvested fresh for exportation are generally demanded to be big, attractive and preferably with red cheek.