The Some Chemical Characteristics of The Earliness Apricot Cultivars Growing in Malatya Ecology

Uğur Y., Erdoğan S., Altun O. T., Yaman R., Gültekin N., Ernim C.

1 ST International GAP Agriculture and Livestock Congress, Şanlıurfa, Turkey, 25 - 27 April 2018, pp.608

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Şanlıurfa
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.608
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


This study was conducted on 20 apricot varieties in genetic resource parcels of the Malatya Apricot Research Institute Directorate in 2016. Turkey has a share of 75% in dried apricots production of the world. Malatya, known as capital of the apricot in the country, produces almost all of the dry apricot in Turkey. The cultivation of table apricot has been neglected in Malatya which is the World leader in dry apricot production. Thanks to its favorable climatic conditions, our this province producing apricot which has rich flavor and aroma can also achieve the success in the table varieties as in the varieties suitable for drying. In this study, which we aimed to evaluate the table apricot potential of Malatya, erly growing apricot varieties were used as material. The chemical characteristics such as sugar (fructose, glucose and sucrose) and β-carotene were investigated. In the study, The amounts of β-carotene were between 17.63 - 87.70 ppm, fructose were 0.130 - 0.750 g/10 mL, glucose were 0.298 - 1.182 g/10 mL and sucrose were 0.156 - 0.388 g/10 mL.