National food holidays have been around for decades. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t real holidays, but they sure are fun to celebrate. Then again, it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain foods. What makes a work day more fun than honoring everything from National Hamburger Day to National Apricot Day? We cover them all so you always know what food your food truck should be celebrating.

National Apricot Day Fun Facts

Apricots originated in China and were introduced to the United States by Spanish explorers. The first commercially produced apricots were grown south of San Francisco in 1792.

  • January 9th is National Apricot Day.
  • California produces 95 percent of the U.S. apricot supply.
  • This fruit is a member of the rosaceae or rose family and is closely related to the similar-looking peach and plum.
  • Apricot trees generally grow to be 12 to 15 feet tall and will produce fruit for 20 to 25 years.
  • To select ripe apricots, look for fruit with a rich, orange color; not pale yellow or green. It should also be a little soft to the touch.

How To Observe National Apricot Day

  • Tap into your inner baker and whip together some apricot preserves or other apricot treat. Or you can add apricots to salad or other savory dish.
  • Use #NationalApricotDay to post on social media. Facebook | Twitter

National Apricot Day Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any apricot fun facts in the comment section. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

There is a National Food Holiday for almost every day of the year. Don’t miss a single one! Find all of the National Food Holidays to spice up your food truck menu specials throughout the year.

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REFERENCE: Apricot Fun Facts