Are apricots and peaches the same thing?

Are apricots and peaches the same thing?

But even though peaches and apricots are different fruits, peaches and nectarines are technically from the same species—despite the fact that we often think of them as two totally different types of fruit. The main difference between a peach and a nectarine isn't the taste but the texture of the outer skin.

What is the difference between peaches nectarines and apricots?

They are not, however, as closely related to a peach as a nectarine is. Apricots are a different species of fruit than peaches and nectarines. They have more of a sweet-tart flavor when they're ripe, and they aren't as juicy.

Is an apricot a dried peach?

Relatives to peaches, apricots are small, golden orange fruits, with velvety skin and flesh, not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet. Some describe their flavor as almost musky, with a faint tartness that lies somewhere between a peach and a plum.

What kind of fruit is a peach?

It bears an edible juicy fruit called a peach or a nectarine. The specific name persica refers to its widespread cultivation in Persia (modern-day Iran), from where it was transplanted to Europe. It belongs to the genus Prunus which includes the cherry, apricot, almond and plum, in the rose family.