The apricot tree has grown for thousands of years on the slopes of mountains in Asia and for at least two thousand years in Europe. Apricot belongs to the genus Prunus. The apricot species belongs to a wide geographical area. Archaeological excavations in the Garni region of Armenia have revealed its seeds. Despite the large number of species of this fruit that grow in Armenia (about 50 species), it is thought to have originated in Armenia. But according to Vavilov, the origin of apricots is a region of China and its domestication has taken place in this region.
Over time and through selection method, superior apricot trees were propagated. Trees grown in the United States today have been shown to be of European origin
Apricot production in 2017 was equal to 4.3 million tons, with Turkey having the largest share in the production of this product with 23%.
Other major producers of this product are Uzbekistan, Italy, Algeria and Iran
About three and a half million tons of apricots are produced annually in different countries of the world, and Iran is the second largest producer of apricots in the world with an annual harvest of about 500,000 tons of According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there are more than 32,000 hectares of apricot orchards in Iran, the fruit of which is exported abroad in addition to domestic consumption by turning it into apricot leaves.this fruit.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there are more than 32,000 hectares of apricot orchards in Iran, the fruit of which is exported abroad in addition to domestic consumption by turning it into apricot leaves.
Apricot is an important crop in arid and semi-arid regions. In Iran, East Azerbaijan province is the largest producer of this fruit, followed by Semnan, West Azerbaijan, Tehran, Khorasan Razavi, Golestan and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari provinces.
Apricot is a useful and rich fruit that has many fans in spring. This delicious fruit is an excellent source of vitamin A, as well as vitamin C, potassium, iron, copper and dietary fiber. The properties of apricots are very wide, some of the benefits and therapeutic properties of this fruit are useful in preventing and helping to cure cancer, helping to treat constipation, maintaining eye health and preventing heart diseases. For more information about the properties of apricot and its benefits, read on