Have you ever thought how long apricots have been grown?
People in China have been growing them for over 4000 years.
They were traded all along the Silk Road, and reached Persia by 1 BC and then
spread to Greece and Rome.
But when did they arrive in England?
King Henry VIII's gardener brought the apricot to England from Italy
The poet Ruskin described them as "shining in a sweet brightness
of golden velvet"
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