Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Prunus armeniaca  Apricot
Family Rosaceae
Genus Prunus  [PROO-nus]  classical name for the Plum
Species armeniaca   
Properties tree
Prunus armeniaca ("Armenian plum"), the most commonly cultivated apricot species, also called ansu apricot, Siberian apricot, Tibetan apricot, is a species of Prunus, classified with the plum in the subgenus Prunus. The native range is somewhat uncertain due to its extensive prehistoric cultivation, though almost certainly somewhere in Asia. It is extensively cultivated in many countries and has escaped into the wild in many places.
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