- Size: >45 mm
- Store Temp: 4 – 7 °C
- Hardness (kg/cm^2): 2.5 – 7.5
- Packing Type: Carton or Basket
- Packing: Cartons of 5 kg net
- Container: 3,700 cartons per container / 18.5 tons
Apricots are those beautifully orange colored fruits full of beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer. Although dried and canned apricots are available year-round, fresh apricots with a plentiful supply of vitamin C .
Relatives to peaches, apricots are small, golden orange fruits, with velvety skin and flesh, not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet. Some describe their flavor as almost musky, with a faint tartness that lies somewhere between a peach and a plum.
Iran is the second largest producer of Apricots after Turkey in the world,
generally iran as one of the top 10 countries in the world.
Apricots are considered to be Stone Fruits (Drupe). They are harvested from mid-May and remain available in the market for 60-70 days.
The world annually produces about 3.5 million tons of apricots, 500,000 ton of which are Iranian Product.