#thursdaythrive Apricots

All about Apricots!

  • California produces 95 percent of the U.S. apricot supply.
  • The fruit is a member of the rosaceae or rose family and is closely related to the similar-looking peach and plum.
  • Apricots are available from California from late spring through mid-summer and from Washington from mid-summer through early fall. Chilean fruit is available during the off-season.
  • Apricots originated in China and were introduced to the United States by Spanish explorers. The first commercially produced apricots were grown south of San Francisco in 1792.