What comes on quicker than a hot flash? Monday mornings. And with that, the brain teasers are sure to follow. Sticking with the recent theme of fruit, today’s true or false format is about the versatile apricot. Although most may think fruits tree, let alone apricots may be difficult to grow, let’s test your knowledge on a few of its habits and history. Tomorrow, when you see the answers in Tuesday’s with Annie, you can make your decision whether apricots should be part of your fruit tree repertoire.
1) The apricot, Prunus armeniaca is a member of the Rose Family (Rosaceae).
2) The apricot originated in Armenia.
3) Georgia is the largest producer of apricots in the United States.
4) Apricots are one of the most drought-resistant fruit trees.
5) Apricots are an early blooming fruit tree.
If you care to take Garfield’s advice for the day, “Avoid fruits and nuts: after all, you are what you eat. “ Or you can check in tomorrow and find out everything you wanted to know about apricots.
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(Photo of Apricot from Internet)
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