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Ripe apricots

Perfect tree-ripened apricots

Perfect tree-ripened apricots

Our main, reliable apricot tree is at the far end of the orchard.

Bird-pecked apricot

Bird-pecked apricot

I forgot to check it just recently and was only alerted by jays flying out of it that the fruit is now ripe!

And how ripe.

There’s no way you can beat a tree-ripened apricot.

When you split it open and take out the stone, there’s juice lying in the hollow. It melts under your teeth.

The jays took surprisingly few and we got a basketful.

Some to eat raw, then jam, perhaps?

The basket was almost too heavy to lift

The basket was almost too heavy to lift

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  1. July 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Wow what a bumper harvest!! We planted an apricot tree last year but inspite of our current 30 degrees C heat we have no fruit yet.

    • July 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      I think our apricot trees took a bit longer than that. My best wishes for yours.

  2. July 17, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Such a gorgeous harvest!
    We have Raspberries for my Greek yogurt each morning I just go with dog and pick, wash and EAT
    Today midday snack was fresh basil and lettuce from garden on an English muffin with a slice of cheese and a slice of ham YUM I love getting my good stuff from the yard 🙂

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