Apricot probably comes from northern China and is also probably been cultivated there for more than 4000 years.
It came to Europe around the birth of Jesus, but disappeared after Romerigets fall. Later it came to Spain with the Moors and has since spread to the rest of Europa.Abrikoser can tolerate the winter cold, but frost in spring makes it unstable, because they bloom early and the frost destroys the flowers.
Apricot is a large yellow-orange stone fruit, which is round or oval. The flesh is yellow and has a nice fresh flavor.
The fresh fruits are very susceptible to shocks, and therefore we have in Denmark could only get the dried apricots. But in recent years it has become possible to buy fresh apricots.
The seeds can be used as substitutes for almonds in marzipan, which then called persipan.