8 Interesting Apricot Facts for Your Enjoyment

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Its time for some fun apricot facts! Did you know that apricots have been around for over 4000 years? Find out this and more here.

A pile of fresh apricots

Apricot Facts: 

  1. California produces about 95% of apricots in the U.S.
  2. Apricots are a member of the rose family.
  3. Refrigerating apricots will dramatically impair their ripening process. Leave them out at room temperature until they are ripe, then refrigerate them.
  4. Apricot trees will generally product fruit for 20-25 years.
  5. Apricots have been around for over 4000 years.
  6. Apricots are a great source of vitamin A, which aids in improving eye health.
  7. Apricots are a relative of the peach.
  8. Apricots do not contain saturated fat, sodium, or cholesterol.

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