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Apricot

Apricot

The apricot is grown in more than 40 countries of the world.  The countries of Southern Europe & Asia are the main its suppliers. The biggest producers in Western Europe are Italy, Spain & Greece (total volume is about 120 thousand tons). The most of apricots in Asia are harvested in Turkey. This country is the main apricot global producer. In Russia this crop is grown mostly in Southern regions.

The Russian apricot import amounted 36799 tons in 2014, what is 46% less than in the previous 2013 year. Turkey took more than 46% of total Russian apricot import. In the second half of the 2014 the Turkish shipment volume decreased two times. The extreme weather in Malatia region, which brought to ruin about 85% of crop, became the main  reason of export volume drop in 2014.

Our company offers fruit from Turkey & Israel. The Turkish season runs on since May till August. Fruit from Egypt are available since May till June.


countryvarietyclasssizepackaging
Turkey

Nimfa / Bebeka / Trintina

1 class 35+ cardboard / plastic 6 kg; tray 1 kg
Egypt

Apricot

1 class 35-65 plastic box 4 kg / tray 1 kg

Beneficial features:

THE NUTRITIONAL VALUEMICROELEMENTS (100g):VITAMINS (100 g):

Food fibers – 2 g

Carbohydrates – 11,12 g

Proteins – 1,4 g

Fat – 0,39 g

Energy value: 48 kcal 

Kalium  – 259 mg

Phosphorus – 23 mg

Calcium – 13 mg

Magnesium – 10 mg

Manganese – 0,077 mg

Ferrum – 0,39 mg

Cuprum – 0,078 mg

Sodium – 1 mg

Selenium – 0,1 mcg

Zinc – 0,2 mcg

С - 53,2 mg

B1 - 0,03 mg

B2 - 0,04 mg

PP - 0,6 mg

B5 - 0,24 mg

B6 - 0,054 mg

А - 1926 IU

C - 10 mg

E - 0,89 mg

К - 3,3 mcg

Varieties:

  • Central Asian varieties with small fruit are called wild apricot or “uriuk” (this fruit are called so only in Asia, don’t not be confused with dried apricot). Uriuk is one of the best & sweetest varieties. The biggest plantings of apricot are in Uzbekistan, in Fergana Valley.
  • The special varieties of apricot are grown in Japan. They have green, bittersharp fruit. They are used fermented in salted pickle.
  • The wild apricot called “dgerdela” grows in Moldova & in the north Caucasus. It hybridizes easily with garden apricot & is very cold-resistant.
  • The common apricot is the most popular type of this fruit. Its range stretches from Beijing in the East to the Tien Shan mountains in the West. Later it expanded to the West up to Spain & Portugal. The lion’s share of global range belongs to this type.
  • The Siberian & Manchurian apricots spread well after. It happened in XVIII – XIX centuries when the Chinese settled Manchuria.

Country of Origin:

Turkey is the largest global apricot producer. Climate conditions of Mediterranean & Aegean Regions are perfect for growing of early apricot varieties.

Egypt. This crop is new for Egypt. The wholesale production started after the Turkish import embargo had been imposed.