University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Fruits & Nuts

Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)

Apricots resemble small peaches in shape and appearance, usually being yellow or orange with a vertical dent along one side. The skin is smoother than a peach, but is finely fuzzy. The stone is oval, flat, and smooth with ridges along one edge. Leaves are alternate, heart-shaped, sharp pointed, with finely serrated margins. The new growth often has a reddish tint. Flowers are solitary, produced in clusters, on short spurs, with 5 petals and 5 sepals and erect stamens.