|Authors: ||S.L. Agulian, M.B. Sanagian, E.S. Morikian, M.A. Avetisian|
Apricot growing in Armenia goes back to the ancient
According to archaeological data, relating to four.
thousand years B.C., when there was not a hint of trade
relations with the China,the people inhibiting the territory
of Armenia, cultivated apricots.
The charred stones
excavated in Shingavit, near Yerevan (Sardarian, 1967) and
in lower layers of the ancient temple of Garni (Arakelian, 1964) testify the fact.
Today the apricot is grown in four zones of Soviet
Armenia, mainly in Ararat Valley and its foothil zone,
Zangezour and Ehegnadzor.
It occupies about 9.500 hectares.
According to the materials of census of fruit-trees.
Armenia is one of the countries where the apricot
gives regular yield.
During 22 years (1954-1976) only
1954 was the year of bad harvest.
According to the materials
of the farms of the Ministry of Agriculture during the
period of 1954-1975.
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