Apricot is a fruit tree from rosaceae family. Its origin is Turkey. It is produced in warm and mild climates. Its height is about 5 to 6 meters. Its fruit with a light orange colour is hard, sweet and fleshy while having a single seed. Almost everywhere in the world can produce apricot.
With approximately 800.000 tonne production Turkey is first among the world in terms of fresh apricot production. Except for Black Sea Region which is covered with rain all the time, apricot tree can be cultivated everywhere in Turkey. Iran, Uzbekistan, Italy and Algeria are the countries that produces the most apricot after Turkey. Turkey is responsible for %19 of world’s apricot production while Iran is responsible for %11 and Uzbekistan is responsible for %10. Countries that exports the most apricot meanwhile are respectively France, Spain, Uzbekistan and Turkey.
Apart from being produced and used as fresh apricots can also be used as dried. Turkey again is number one in terms of dried apricot production. Turkey provides %75 of world’s dried apricot production single-handedly with 240.000 tonne. Other important countries that produces apricot are Iran, China and South Africa. Turkey is ranked first in dried apricot export with 78.000 tonne. After Turkey, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are the countries that exports dried apricot the most.
Malatya, Elazığ, Kahramanmaraş, Mersin and Antalya are the provinces that produces the most apricot in Turkey. Apricots that are produced in Malatya is more than half of those produced in Turkey. A large portion of apricots that are produced are used as dried. %95 of the Apricots that are produced in Malatya are exported abroad.
These are the most known cultivars of apricot that are produced in Turkey; Madador, Tirintina, Septik, İtalyan Tokalı, Karacabey, Şekerpare, Hacıhaliloğlu and Kabaaşı.
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