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** Apricot **

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This article is about the tree and its fruit. For other uses, see Apricot
(disambiguation).

Apricot

Apricot fruits
Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: /Prunus/
Subgenus: /Prunus/
Section: /Armeniaca/
Species: /*P. armeniaca*/
Binomial name
*/Prunus armeniaca/*
L.
Synonyms
/Armeniaca vulgaris/ Lam.^[1]/Amygdalus armeniaca/ (L.) Dumort.^[1]

The *apricot*, /*Prunus armeniaca*/, is a species of /Prunus/, classified
with the plum in the subgenus /Prunus/. The native range is somewhat
uncertain due to its extensive prehistoric cultivation.

*Contents*

· 1 Description
· 2 Cultivation and uses

· 2.1 History of cultivation
· 2.2 Cultivation
· 2.3 Kernels
· 2.4 Medicinal and nonfood uses

· 3 Etymology
· 4 In culture

· 4.1 Production trends

· 5 See also
· 6 References
· 7 External links

*Description[edit]*

Apricot tree in central Cappadocia, Turkey
Apricot flowers in the village of Benhama, Kashmir

The apricot is a small tree, 8–12 m (26–39 ft) tall, with a
trunk up to 40 cm (16 in) in diameter and a dense, spreading canopy. The
leaves are ovate, 5–9 cm (2.0–3.5 in) long and 4–8 cm
(1.6–3.1 in) wide, with a rounded base, a pointed tip and a finely
serrated margin. The flowers are 2–4.5 cm (0.8–1.8 in) in
diameter, with five white to pinkish petals; they are produced singly or in
pairs in early spring before the leaves. The fruit is a drupe similar to a
small peach, 1.5–2.5 cm (0.6–1.0 in) diameter (larger in some
modern cultivars), from yellow to orange, often tinged red on the side most
exposed to the sun; its surface can be smooth (botanically


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