Apricots, with their velvety skin and juicy flesh, are a delicious and versatile fruit that has been cherished for centuries for their sweet taste and aroma. These beautiful fruits belong to the Rosaceae family and are characterized by their round to oval shape and their velvety, orange to yellow skin. The flesh of apricots is juicy and sweet, with a delightful flavor reminiscent of warm summer days and a hint of floral aromas.


Apricot trees thrive best in temperate climates with warm, dry summers and cold winters. They require plenty of sunlight to grow well and bear fruit. Apricots prefer well-draining, slightly acidic to neutral soils. The soil should also contain sufficient nutrients for healthy growth.


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How to store

Do not store apricots in the refrigerator, but in a cool place or on the fruit bowl. This way, the taste and aroma will remain at their best.

How to eat

Apricots can be eaten raw as a nutritious snack. But they can also be used in delicious desserts such as pies, crumbles, and sorbets, as well as savory dishes like chutneys and salads. Apricots add a delightful sweetness and texture to various dishes. Additionally, they can be grilled, baked, preserved, or dried to maintain and enhance their flavor and nutritional value.


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