There is nothing like eating a fresh apricot! I love their pop-in-the-mouth size, vibrant color, lavender-honey perfume, and sweet-tart flavor. When I take a bite, I feel a deep nostalgia for having grown up surrounded by the fruit orchards of the Santa Clara Valley.
This year’s crop was outstanding, exceeding the yields in recent years. Most of the fresh fruit is dried and ready for purchase. In plentiful years such as this one, dried Blenheim apricots are available year round at the orchards listed below, through mail order, and at select markets. Please visit, enjoy, and support your local apricot orchard families!
Santa Clara and San Benito Counties:
Andy’s Orchard, Morgan Hill
J & P Farms, San Jose
LJB Farms, San Martin
Van Dyke Ranch, Gilroy
Fairhaven Orchards, Hollister
B&R Farms, Hollister