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The apricot is a stone fruit of several species in the genus Prunus (Drupaceae). With oriental origins, born in the Chinese territories, it is widely spread in Italy, where the climate is suitable to obtain a good harvest.
The fruit is a drupe similar to a small peach, 1.5–2.5 cm diameter (or larger in some modern cultivars), from yellow to orange, often tinged red on the side most exposed to the sun. Its surface can be smooth or velvety with very short hairs. The flesh is usually firm and not very juicy, depending to the variety. Its taste can range from sweet to tart.
Varieties, areas of production and availability
We commercialize several different varieties (both orange/red and yellow) which also differ in dimensions, consistency and taste. Some are: Ninfa, Orange Rubis, Faralia, Farbaly, Vitillo, Pelecchiella, Pincot, Bella d’Imola and Mogador.
Thanks to the presence of our producers spread on the entire Italian territory and the numerous varieties produced, our availability starts already at the end of April from south Italy (Sicily, Calabria and Apulia) and lasts till the end of August with the productions in northern Italy (Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont).