Apricot tree. Features
Deciduous tree from 3 to 10 m. high. Rounded appearance.
Erect stem with a greyish-brown bark and a surface full of cracks. Reddish young branches, very twisted adult branches.
Oval leaves up to 9 cm in length, nearly oval heart-shaped, rounded with small teeth, dark green color beam and a yellowish green beneath, ending in a pointed apex.
Flowers gathered in pairs or solitary, shortly stalked, white tinged with pink about 2.5 cm in diameter.
It has edible fruits, called apricots, drupes that are yellow or reddish orange, with a diameter of around 3 or 4 cm and 8 cm long, although there are varieties with bigger fruits. Its flesh is yellow and it covers the stone, which as a toxic seed in its core.
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29 April, 2023