Čačansko zlato

It was selected in 1952 by clonal selection from the generative population of local apricots and was named and released in 1975. The author was Dr. Staniša A. Paunović.

The tree is medium vigorous to vigorous. The trunk is dark-colored, with moderately rough bark. The crown is pyramidal (roundish), well covered with bearing wood. Internodes are 2.5 cm long. Leaf buds are long and pointed, whereas flower buds are short and roundish. The leaf is long, elliptical, 5.5 to 8.0 cm long and 4.5 to 7.6 cm wide, slightly serrated (up to 0.5 mm). Petiole is greenish-red, about 4.5 cm long. The glands are unpronounced. The flower is large, rose-like, light pink and with normally developed flower elements. It flowers at the same time with 'Hungarian Best'. It is a self-fertile cultivar with regular and abundant crop. It requires standard protection from pests and diseases.

The fruit is oval, medium large to large (54.0 g on average). Dimensions: length - 49 mm, width - 48 mm, thickness - 45 mm. The suture is distinct, dividing the fruit into equal halves. The skin is orange-yellow with red blush on the sunny side, sprinkled with red dots. The flesh is golden-yellow, fine-textured, with excellent taste and pleasant aroma. The stone is free with 3.2 g stone mass. Dimensions: length - 26.5 mm, width - 21.0 mm, thickness - 12.0 mm. The kernel is sweet, the stalk is short.

It ripens at the end of the second and the beginning of the third decade of July, 2-3 days before 'Hungarian Best'.

A high-quality cultivar suitable for all forms of consumption. A heavy and regular cropper. It can be grown successfully in all apricot-growing regions.