The apricot has been cultivated in the mountainous regions of north central and northwestern China for thousands of years.
It was later introduced to the Middle East and eventually, Greece and Italy.
The apricot is oval in shape with a distinctive indentation, which runs along one side of the fruit.
When fully ripened, it is an orange-gold colour and its skin is smooth, velvety and very sensitive to the touch.
The apricot has a unique, sweet, and perfume-like fragrance.
Enclosed in this skin is a sweet, moist and tasty yellow-coloured flesh, surrounding a single seed, which contains a kernel.
Apricots are delicious and canned in light syrup.
They may be served chilled as a complement to any fine meal, as a dessert, or as a topping for ice cream, pies, fruit flans, cheesecakes, etc.
Apricots are also excellent for making jams, jellies, candies, or homemade ice cream.
Since this is a seasonal product, eat, enjoy and explore creative possibilities.
PHOTO OF APRICOTS BY SPYROS HALIOTIS IN KEFALONIA GREECE
Now this doesn't only look good it tastes good too!!
We told Mr. Spyros Haliotis don't just give us photos take us Apricots too...