It requires a sunny, warm and wind-sheltered position and proper care ensures a good yield. The greatest threat to apricots in Central European climates is the high sensitivity of the flower buds to frost, especially in early spring. Around 30 varieties are grown in Europe, and these include some that fruit as early as July and late varieties that fruit as late as the third decade of August. Apricot fruit contains a lot of valuable vitamins – B, C, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and cellulose.