3 lbs. of jumbo, heirloom Blenheim dried apricots. Locally grown in Hollister, Calif. They're delicious! These are hand-selected by John Sigona, Jr., who has been purchasing dried fruits and nuts for our markets for over 40 years.
Other sizes and prices are available here.
The best apricots in the world are grown in Santa Clara and San Benito counties, and the best variety is an heirloom called the Blenheim. All of our heirloom Blenheim dried apricots are from Hollister, where the weather and soil conditions are excellent for growing the delicate variety.
Though it thrives in this area, the Blenheim has become scarce as farmland is replaced by businesses and housing. It’s also such a delicate variety (it bruises easily), most farmers do not bother with it. The solution: drying!
We’ve worked with the same farmer for over 40 years to provide these locally grown treats. Mark Gibson grows and processes the apricots with meticulous care. He picks at the peak of ripeness, hand cuts the fruit in half and dries them in the sun, a process which helps retain the natural, bright orange color, vitamins and minerals.
They're great out of hand, but we also like to use them in some recipes. Check out our blog for some inspiration:
- Apricot, Almond & Medjool Date Energy Bars
- Sautéd Brussels Sprout Leaves with Persimmons, Heirloom Apricots & Walnuts
- Heirloom Blenheim Apricot Energy Bites with Cashews and Chia Seeds
- Apricot-and-Cheese Stuffed Chicken
- Build Your Own Cheese Board or Charcuterie
Item # 90499
Apricot Lovers, 3 lbs. jumbo-sized
- Product Code: 90499
- Availability: In Stock