Apricot

(Armeniaca vulgaris)

An almost spherical fruit of yellow-orange colour. The skin is soft and velvety to the touch. The seed is brown and almond-shaped. The diameter is from 3 or 4 cm.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Albercoc
Spanish: Albaricoque
English: Apricot

Category

Fruit

Family

Commercial: Pipped fruit
Scientific: Rosàcia

Varieties

Canino, Corbato, Galta Roja, Moniqui, Tadeo, Ginesta, Mauricio

Nutritional value

44 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

3 o 4 peces

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Apricot tree

Nowadays, it is cultivated in all warm areas free from spring frosts. The main growing countries are Turkey, Spain (Múrcia, Valencia, Albacete, Zaragoza, The Balearic Islands, Alicante, Málaga, Castellón), Italy, Greece, France and the United States.

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