The WALA Plant Library
Apricot

Synonyms for Apricot: Apricock, Armeniaca vulgaris
Scientific Name: Prunus armeniaca L.
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Description:

Orange-yellow in colour, soft and downy to the touch, enticingly scented. And then the transformation of the sweet innards of the fresh fruit to a jam with just a hint of acidity. Once you have experienced apricots like this you will never be able to resist them again. From the middle of June onwards fresh apricots will be here again to tempt our palate with numerous culinary delights. The apricot tree can grow to a height of 10 metres. Its velvety, pinkish flowers often appear at the end of March already, even before the new leaves have begun to grow. The one-year shoots are green or red in colour the bark only becoming dark brown in the second year.