In Latin, the apricot's name means "precious," a label earned because it ripens earlier than other summer fruits. China deserves the credit for discovering and cultivating this richly sweet fruit over 4000 years ago. Hundreds of centuries later, the Spanish missionaries carried apricots to North America. A relative of the peach, the apricot is smaller and has a smooth, oval pit that falls out easily when the fruit is halved. The varieties we grow include…
Early Blush - A new early variety. Medium size with orange-red blush over a golden background.
Goldrich - Large oval fruit with bright, shiny orange color. Flesh is firm, fine textured and deep orange.
Harogem - Medium fruit with bright red blush over orange skin. Flesh is firm, and freestone.
Hargrande - Very large fruit, yellow-orange in color. Flesh is firm, orange and freestone.