|Apricot and its cross-section|
|Subgenus:||Prunus subg. Prunus|
|Section:||Prunus sect. Armeniaca|
An apricot is a drupe fruit. It is closely related to the plum.
Description[change | change source]
The apricot comes from a small to medium-sized tree, 8 to 12 metres (26 to 39 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 40 centimetres in diameter with spreading, dense canopy; leaves are shaped somewhat like a heart, with pointed tips, about 8 centimetres (3 inches) wide.
- Flowers: Flowers are white to pinkish in color.
- Fruit: The fruit has only one seed; the color runs from yellow to orange and may have a red cast; the surface of the fruit is smooth and nearly hairless.
Related pages[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- www.apricotseeds.org Archived 2006-01-28 at the Wayback Machine – includes information on medicinal uses of apricot seeds
- Apricot Kernel products – About Apricot Kernel
- Scintro fruit book – All about fruits