What am I?
I am a small, round fruit that is known for my soft skin and sweet, juicy flesh inside. I am often enjoyed as a snack. I'm related to roses and other summer fruits. I have a pit on the inside, which makes me a stone fruit.
Can you guess what I am?
Where I grow
I am native to Asia and very popular in the Middle East. I'm now grown in many different parts of the world, including Turkey, Iran, and California, USA. For 4,000 years, I've been cultivated (farmed). I am a summer fruit that needs plenty of warmth and sunshine to grow and ripen. I am grown on a tree and can be found in a variety of colors, from yellow to orange to red.
After I'm picked
After I'm picked, I am usually allowed to ripen for a few days at room temperature. When I am ripe, my flesh will be soft and juicy, and my skin will be easy to peel off. Then, I can be eaten fresh, dried, or used in a variety of recipes.
Did you guess... Apricot
Did you guess that I am an apricot? That's right! Apricots are a delicious summer fruit that are perfect for snacking or adding to your favorite recipes. They have a sweet, tangy flavor that's hard to resist.
Try it fresh or dried!
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