Scientists do not agree on the source of apricot fruits. In fact, some scientists believe that apricots were cultivated in ancient Armenia, but some scientists also believe that the apricot goes back to China. Some also think that apricots were cultivated for the first time around 3000 BC in the Indian Region. Even some archeologists believe that apricot has existed in ancient times in Iran. The Greeks took the fruit to Europe for the first time. According to statistics released in 2013, Iran after Turkey, with an annual production of 457,308 tons of apricots, is the second-largest producer of this fruit globally.