Apricots

These golden fruits seem the quintessential Californian fruit, beautiful on tree or on plate, so aromatic and flavorful, and so ill adapted are they to conditions in the rest of the world. No other fruit is nearly a lost art form. as the traditional varieties are no longer grown and modern ones unsatisfactory, that the apricot may soon vanish from commerce. The only way to be assured of the genuine article is to grow it one's self. We offer three traditional Californian cultivars and also three from abroad, to introduce our public to white apricots and an even greater range of apricot experience. As suburban areas grow ever warmer in winter, home growers discover that apricots are sensitive to insufficient winter chill, which causes late winter bud drop. Note the necessary chill for each variety.