Gardening

9 Types and Varieties of Apricots You’ll Want to Try

Moniquí

White rosy fruit simulating transparency, oval, thick and flattened, large.

Very appreciated in the center of Spain, although its low productions have pushed it away from the market due to its low commercial value.

Its skin is whitish, with a lot of juicy meat, perfumed, very sweet, with turgid pulp.Semi-erect tree of medium vigor, which needs the cold to develop. It reaches maturity in June or early July.

Bulid

Spanish apricot variety with large fruit, adaptable to all types of soil, with a shallow furrow.

It needs fertile and drained soil. Vigorous, long-lived tree that reaches forty years of productive life.

By the way, it is of abundant production, resistant to the wind and to the fall of the fruit, which has yellow skin and juicy, sweet and fragrant flesh. Harvesting takes place in the first days of June.

Nancy

It is a well-known French variety of apricot, which is also produced in Italy and Greece.

Large, juicy, oval fruit with a slightly acid sweet taste and great aroma, swollen at the base and dented at the beak, golden yellow with red streaks.

It is a tree of great vigor and medium production. Resistant to parasites, little demanding on soils. It has a good commercial value, due to its excellent quality and because it preserves very well in transport. Harvesting takes place in July.

Canine

Spanish variety, with large round fruit, intense yellow almost orange.The tree is vigorous, it has medium soil requirements, its leaves are rough, resistant to fruit drop and parasites.

Firm meat of good flavor, perfumed; medium bone with little keel.It is a high-quality fruit that sells well and is resistant to transport. Harvest in the month of June.

Paviot

It is another large apricot variety. Of beautiful colors, orange with a touch of intense red. The tree is vigorous, with medium production, resistant to parasites and fruit drop.

The meat is yellow, fine, melting, perfumed and pleasant, with a medium bone. Harvesting takes place in the months of July and August.It keeps in an acceptable form during transport.

It is also a very commercial product due to its excellent quality.

Currot

Small fruit, it is the commercial variety of apricot that appears early in the markets.His skin is delicate, pinkish white. It has a whitish pulp, with little meat and an acid taste. As they lack flavor when freshly harvested, they are usually pre-ripened before they are marketed.

red galta

It may be the most commercialized and most consumed variety in Spain; It is also known as “Valencian”.

Its fruits are the largest on the market, its skin is striking for being half red and half yellow or orange.It has orange and very sweet pulp, especially when we take it directly from the tree.

Its main production in the world is from Turkey, and in Spain it is grown in Murcia, Albacete and Valencia. It is medicinal, as it is used for constipation as it is an excellent natural laxative. It is good against anemia.

Broom

Variety appreciated for its fleshy pulp with a soft and delicate flavor. Whitish skin, its fruits are spherical.One of the earliest on the market.It is a source of vitamins. It is cultivated in a 22 centimeter pot, fully rooted. It is very easy to get and at a reasonable price.

Mitger

Another of the preferred species in the Iberian Peninsula. Large fruit, with thin and velvety skin and yellowish-white flesh, sweet and juicy.Its tree is vigorous and productive. We found it on the market at the end of May.

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