Apricots

Overview

Apricots are grown in Central Chile, and are available mid-November through December. Apricots are known for their delicate flavor, their soft and velvet-like skin and their exceptional sweetness. The most common varieties are Dina, Castle Brite, Fresno and Imperial.

Nutrition

Apricots are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber.   One serving (155 grams) contains a whopping 60% of the Daily Value of vitamin A, 26% of vitamin C, 12% of fiber, and just 74 calories.

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How to Select, Store and Handle Apricots

Look for firm, fragrant fruit without bruising.

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Ripe apricots are soft to the touch and have limited shelf life. You should eat them as soon as possible.

Don’t buy hard apricots with a green tinge. They will not ripen.

Apricots will continue to ripen if left at room temperature in a paper bag. Adding an apple or banana will accelerate the ripening process.

TRADE

Merchandising

  • Display only ready-to-eat firm, juicy apricots.
  • If the fruit is hard or a bit green, its flavor isn’t completely developed
  • Avoid rough handling of apricots, and over-stacking of cases on display
  • Monitor the apricots on display closely, as they ripen quickly

Availability Chart

STATISTICS

Total Volume Exported

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Destination

  • Latin America 25%
  • Europe 4%
  • North America 71%
View Exporters

Comercial Greenvic S.A.
rdelsante@greenvic.cl
+(56) 227074200
www.greenvic.cl

Copefrut S.A.
rene.wunkhaus@copefrut.cl
+(56) 752209220
www.copefrut.cl

David del Curto S.A.
fernando.cisternas@ddc.cl
+(56) 223622701
www.ddc.cl

Exportadora Agua Santa S.A.
pgh@greentree.cl
+(56) 227563100
www.greentree.cl

Exportadora Frutam Ltda.
jprieto@frutam.cl
+(56) 223952000
www.frutam.cl

Exportadora y Servicios Rucaray S.A.
jpedwards@rucaray.cl
+(56) 228730200
www.rucaray.cl

Frucentro S.A.
f.delsolar@frucentro.cl
+(56) 222121511
www.frucentro.cl

Gestión de Exportaciones Frutícolas S.A. Gesex
jgperezf@geexsa.com
+(56) 223557355
www.geexsa.com

Sociedad Agrícola La Rosa Sofruco S.A.
fjrencoret@sofruco.cl
+(56) 226700600
www.sofruco.cl

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