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Since 1946, the Gonzales family has grown the rare and fabulous California Blenheim apricots. Grown on our Hollister ranch, we continue to be the farmer, pruner, dryer, packer, and seller of the vanishing Blenheim apricot. We produce the best tasting apricots in the world all "Home Grown in the Flavor Zone"!

In addition to our incredible dried apricots, be sure to discover our variety of nuts (walnuts, pistachios, almonds) and other dried fruits (peaches, pears, prunes, and more). For those who believe less is more, we have dark and delicious unsulfured dried apricots. And don't forget our sweet and tart selection of apricot jams and syrups as well as our decadent chocolate covered fruits and nuts.  Simply delicious! Everything here on the ranch is organically grown.

Enjoy!

Patti and Gary Gonzales, Hollister, CA

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Chocolate Sampler

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We are enclosing a free mini chocolate sampler in all orders until the 15th of February.

A few chocolate dipped, a few puddles, pastels, and chocolate covered.

Just our way of saying thanks for all your orders and re-orders through the years.

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A note of thanks

Hi Patti, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your thank you note on my last order! And, of course, the chocolate gift. :) Even more so, I appreciate that you took the time to write a note. I have it in my kitchen and it brings me [...]

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Sweetening Your Order til Feb. 15

We're adding  a little Chocolate Sampler for Valentines Day.All orders placed before Feb. 15 will include  an assortment of our     chocolate dipped apricots,     chocolate covered apricots,      puddles, and  pastels.Just to say thank you to our customers.

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Waiting on those PUDDLES

WE ARE ANXIOUSLY AWAITING THE PUDDLES.THEY'RE AT THE CHOCOLATE MAKER IN TOWN......THEY'LL BE EXTREMELY FRESH  WHEN WE SHIP THEM OUT. LOTS OF INQUIRIES ABOUT THESE PUDDLES........(Any day now I'm thinking......but definitely  by Thanksgiving.)

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Here's the link

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/dining/a29212934/best-dried-apricots-ruth-reichl/

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Town & County

"Blenheims have a secret: Unlike most fruit, they’re even better dried."Quote from Dry & Mighty by Ruth Reichl

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Dry & Mighty

We're mentioned in TOWN & COUNTRY magazine.Look for us on page 46 of the newly released October 2019 issue.Feature writer Ruth Reichl loves our Blenheims and wanted to do a story on what makes ours so delicious.   I give credit to the ApricotKing himself,& to God for making the best apricots in the world.

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Leathers are back!

2019 crop of leathers is ready to go.Tough, tasty, slabs.....I think the best tasting fruit in the world.We sell out of these by November.

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Turn out the lights.....the Season is over.....

Our 2019 beautiful Blenheim apricot season is done, finished, adios, and via condios.We started picking on July 2 and harvested tons and tons of apricots.  Our proudest accomplishment  is harvesting 30 tons fresh from a  new three year old orchard. That's our SonnyBoy putting that college education to work.  Nick  made that orchard produce in just a few years.  My [...]

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And they're off.......

Pickers are out in the orchard starting tomorrow morning.Each man uses an 11 foot ladder, picks only the ripest cots (we wish),and returns down the ladder with a bucket full of Blenheims.Then for more than 6 hours, he's up and down the ladder picking fruit.There's a special place in heaven for the pickers.

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