The origin of Apricots is not known definately. Various sources place it in present day Armenia, the Russian/Chinese border area, or Northern India.
Apricots have a firm low juice flesh that ranges from tart to sweet in taste, and have a smooth or velvety skin.
Apricots should be firm with no bruising, cuts, or soft spots.
How much does an apricot weigh?
Apricots are sweetest when they’re allowed to ripen on the tree. Those sold in most markets are slightly underripe and more durable. Allow them to soften at room temperature for a few days before using.
The aprium is a hybrid cross between a plum and apricot which has a mostly apricot heritage. Apriums are similar in appearance to Apricots but are slightly smaller and much sweeter in flavor. The sugar content of these fruits is much higher than that of a plum or apricot alone.