Fresh apricots are an early summer treat, one that is growing rapidly in popularity. We are planting new varieties every year, eventually expanding apricot season throughout most of the summer months. Apricots have a sweet, rich flavor you’re sure to fall in love with.
Our apricots are available throughout the month of May and into the first part of June. Primary varieties are Apache and Earlicot. See Availability Chart.
Low fat, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C, good source of potassium and fiber.
Selection and Storage
Apricots and apriums are picked when the fruit has fully matured on the tree. At this point they have achieved their maximum size and sugar but often not their full orange color. They will occasionally have a slight tinge of green to the skin even though the flesh inside is orange. Look for fruit that is firm with a little “give” and a fragrant aroma. Some pieces of fruit may have splashes of red color on them while others may not. This merely means one piece of fruit got more sunlight than the other but it is not an indication of ripeness or sweetness. If your apricots have any green visible, keep them at room temperature for a day or two to ripen. Once they are soft, they can be stored in the refrigerator for approximately one week.