Today, nearly 90 percent of the apricots grown in the United States come from California. The remainder largely comes from Washington and less than a percent from Utah.
Total U.S. apricot production was 60,800 tons in 2012, down from 66,650 tons the previous year. The crop was valued at nearly $40.9 million, continuing the drop in total value of production. The value of fresh apricots was over $26.3 million, up from 2011, while the value of processed apricots was nearly $14.6 million, down from the previous year. (NASS 2013) September 2013 ... Apricots
- Apricot, Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center, University of California.
- The Apricot: An Early Summer Fruit, Commodity Highlights, Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA, 2004.
- Apricot King Orchards, Hollister, California - This orchard has been a family-run orchard business since 1947. The operation farms 130 acres of apricots, walnuts, prunes and cherries. Their specialty is Blenheim apricots from which they produce dried cots, jams and syrups.
- Apricot Producers of California.
- California Apricot Council.
- Fruits and Tree Nuts, ERS, USDA.
- Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook, ERS, USDA.
- Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS), Foreign Ag Service (FAS), USDA.
- Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA.
- PlantFacts, Ohio State University - This website provides a full-text search engine of all extension and academic department information from all land-grant universities in the United States. Additionally, there are significant image and video databases, a FAQ database and a glossary.
- Stone Fruit: World Markets and Trade, FAS, USDA.
- U.S. per capita food availability, ERS, USDA.
- United States Standards for Grades of Dehydrated Apricots, 1974.
- United States Standards for Grades of Canned Apricots and Canned Solid Pack Apricots, 1976.
Links checked September 2013.