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All About Apricot

Latin name : Prunus armencia L

It is widely believed that the apricot originated from Armenia, however there remains to be some speculation about the origins of this fruit.

Commercially cultivated worldwide the apricot is naturally very sweet and a popular delicacy in many cultures. The fruit can be processed to fit a wide range of applications and is often consumed raw, cooked or dried.

 

Fruit fact...

Maturing earlier than fellow summer fruit means that the Latin word apricot translates to ‘precious'.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

May, June, July

Southern Hemisphere

January, December

Significant countries of origin

Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, U.S.A., China, Australia, Argentina, Chile.