In this study, two collections were evaluated: 64 varieties in the main collection of Malatya, while 12 varieties were investigated in Adana and Pozanti. Phenotypical and agronomical performances were combined. Characterisation was performed according to the descriptors of UPOV for shape in profile view, shape in frontal view, symmetry along the suture, dept of suture, dept of pedicel cavity, shape of tip, skin pubescence, ground colour, over colour, texture of flesh, adherence of stone to flesh, bitterness of kernel characters of 64 varieties in Malatya. The other characters such as fruit size, flesh juiciness, eating quality, fruit attractiveness, stone size and stone shape were done according to IPBGR descriptors in Malatya varieties. The characterisation of varieties in Pozanti and Adana were performed according to IPBGR apricot descriptor. In addition, self pollination studies were carried out, sensitivity to monilinia were evaluated and the presence of viruses (PPV, ACLSV, PNRSV) has been tested in important Turkish apricot varieties.