Apricots are small stone fruits, similar to peaches, and tend to be 1.5-2.5 cm diameter. The colour of the skin ranges from yellow to orange, and it is quite usual to see a tinged red on the side most exposed to the sun. Typically, the fruit's surface is smooth and firm but it can also be velvety. The flavour can range between sweet and tart, which is similar to that of a peach or plum. Apricots are a great source of fibre and vitamin C and are available all year round either fresh, dried or canned.