Appreciating Apricots

Apricots (Prunus armeniaca), are fruits of the genus Prunus, which includes plums, peaches, cherries,  nectarines, and almonds. They all belong to the Rosaceae family, along with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, quinces, apples, pears, and ornamental trees and shrubs (such as roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns). Apricot cultivation began in China over 4,000 years ago. An archaeological excavation of a temple at […]