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Apricots

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The apricot is the fruit of the apricot tree. The fruit is three-quarters the size of an apple with a large seed that acts as the inner core. The color of the fruit ranges from a golden yellow to a mellow tangerine with shades of lustrous red. The skin of the fruit is coarse as opposed to smooth and it is somewhat velvety. The tree itself is comparatively small and rarely exceeds 12 m in height with an average height of about 10 m with a trunk that is approximately 40 cm in diameter and a top that is covered by a dense canopy of leaves and branches.
The apricot is a fruit of antiquity and it is mentioned in the bible – “as an apricot tree stands out in the forest; my lover stands above the young men in town” - Song of Solomon 2:3-13, and it is often regarded as the tree of knowledge or associated with knowledge and presumably eating the fruits of the tree will help the person distinguish between good and evil. As far as dreaming of apricots is concerned, in English folklore, it means t…

Apples

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The apple is a sweet, sometimes sour, round edible fruit, the size of a man’s palm, that is often found in various shades of red or green. The former is more common than the latter.
In addition to being eaten apples are also used in the manufacture of cider (an alcoholic beverage of some strength) and that increases the demand for apples or generates more demand for the fruit, especially apples that are deemed not suitable for retail due to factors like size, taste and at times because they are overly ripe.
The fruit, which is probably the most consumed fruit in the world, has found its way into the realm of folklore. In Irish mythology, Connla a character in the Ulster Circle of Irish Myths, was seduced by a maiden who gave him an apple that would become whole again once it was eaten or rejuvenate itself.
Likewise, in Druid folklore, the Celtic God Bran was enticed to walk through the gates of the underworld by a maiden with an apple and in Greek mythology, in a race between the skilled…