Apricot taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Apricot fruit (Prunus armeniaca) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Apricot as it is a combination of genus (Prunus) and species (P. armeniaca). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Apricot is Rosaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Apricot
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Apricot that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Apricot Facts are:
- 9 Jan is considered as the National Apricot Day.
- Apricots have been around for more than 4000 yrs.
- In latin, the meaning of apricot is 'precious'.
- 95% of apricots in the US are produced by California.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Gold Cot, Tilton, Wenatchee, Goldbar, Gold Kist, Tomcot, Harcot, Brittany Gold, Harglow, Hunza, Moorpark, Patterson and Royal Rosa. It is not available in seedless variety.