California Apricots ~
A Gift to Good Health!
Scientifically known as Prunus Armenaica, the Apricot tree was originally found in China, made its way to Europe by way of Armenia and finally arrived at the Spanish missions of California circa 1792. Now grown in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, fresh California Apricots are irresistible, and their peak season is only about two months long, yielding an average crop size of 114 million pounds. Apricots are packed with nutrition and loaded with vitamin A and C, fiber and iron. One of the first stone fruits of the summer season, vibrant and sweet California Apricots are available beginning in late May through early July.
It takes about six pounds of fresh Apricots to produce a pound of dried Apricot halves. That’s why dried apricots are such a concentrated source of flavor and important nutrients. Apricots must be fully tree ripened and hand picked before they are hand cut and sun dried. After about three days in the sun, the fruit is ready for washing, packing, and shipping. By specializing in sun dried California Apricots, we are able to extend the healthy and delicious Apricot season to all year round!
The combination of delicious California Dried Apricots and scrumptious chocolate and vanilla creates an irresistible treat, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Our Jumbo Dried Apricots are hand dipped with the greatest care, resulting in a beautiful, luscious delicacy. Packaged in one pound bowls and available in two and three pound gift boxes, they make a unique and decadent gift, shipped directly to you, your friends, family and business associates November through March, weather permitting.