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Apricot

species of plant, apricot

Apricot is a drupe fruit. It is closely related to the plum.

Apricot
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Apricot fruit
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Armeniaca
Species:
P. armeniaca
Binomial name
Prunus armeniaca
Two apricots, with a branch of apricots in the background

DescriptionEdit

  • Plant: Small to medium-sized tree, 8 to 12 metres (26 to 39 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm in diameter with spreading, dense canopy; leaves are shaped somewhat like a heart, with pointed tips, about 8 cm (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.

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