Apricot

Common Name

Apricot

Kingdom

Plantae

Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Rosales

Family

Rosaceae

Genus

Prunus

Species

tangerina/reticulata

Native

Northeastern China

Characteristics

Apricot fruits look like a small peach. The diameter is 1.5 to 2.5 centimeters. Color is yellow to bright orange, sometimes reddish. The surface of the fruit is usually covered with soft downy hairs. There is one single seed (stone).

Distribution

A lot of apricot is produced in southern Europe: Italy, France and Spain. Also some other countries around the Mediterranean and in Central Asia: Algeria, Morocco, Syria, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. And also in Japan

Climate and weather

tree is slightly more cold-hardy than the peach, tolerating winter temperatures as cold as −30 °C or lower if healthy

Duration

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