Because of its earliness, one of the most valuable varieties of apricot. Freestone, juicy, solid orange flesh with true apricot flavor, size of Blenheim but two to three weeks earlier; several days after Katy and the best choice to follow that variety. From the breeding program of Armstrong Nurseries in southern California, in the late 1950s; one of its parents was the white-fleshed 'Casaba' apricot. Self fertile and reliably productive. Early June. 400 hours. On Citation.