Apricot is a light orange color. It is often associated with springtime, as it is a bright and cheerful color. Apricots are also a type of fruit, so the association with springtime may be due to the fact that they are one of the first fruits to ripen in the spring. Apricots are used in a variety of dishes, both sweet and savory. They can be eaten fresh or dried, and are used in jams, pies, and other baked goods.