El albaricoque es un frutal climatérico, presentando un alza importante de la producción de etileno y de la tasa respiratoria cuando alcanza la madurez, fenómeno que se produce en corto periodo de tiempo (Fan et al., 2000), haciendo de este fruto un producto muy perecedero.
Italy is the largest peach and nectarine producer in the EU-27 and ranks second in the world after China. Stone fruit production plays a key role in the agricultural sector of several Italian regions, both in the North (especially in Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont) and in the South (Campania). Italy is the largest apricot producer in the EU-27, followed by France, Greece, and Spain.
Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook, which is presented in a newsletter format four times a year, provides current intelligence and forecasts the effects of changing conditions in the U.S. fruit and tree nuts sector. Topics include production, consumption, shipments, trade, prices received, and more.
Economic Research Service, USDA