Sun Dried Apricot

The name is derived from the words “Melitue, Maldiya, Melita” which means orchard during the Hittite period. Known written date of apricot in Malatya is 1655. The famous traveler Evliya Çelebi, who came to Malatya in the spring months of this year, mentioned 7,800 orchards and 7 apricot varieties in the city where 53,000 people live.