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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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Come out and find us at a Farmers Market!

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You can find us at the following Farmers market :


Every Wednesday - Santa Cruz 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Cedar Street & Lincoln Street

                                   Hollister 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm on 6th Street


Every Thursday -   Los Altos 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm on 200 State Street

Thru September    Mountain View 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on California St. & Bryant


Every Saturday - Saratoga  9:00 am - 1:00 pm at West Valley College, Parking Lot 3 on Fruitvale Ave


Every Sunday -   Mountain View 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on  600 West Evelyn Ave.

                               Palo Alto  9:00 am - 1:00 pm on 400 California Ave

                               Campbell 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on 1 Campbell Ave

                               Moraga 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Moraga Way & Moraga Rd

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New Farmers Market June 3rd thru September

Apricotking will be at the NEW Farmers market in Mountain View. Hope to see you there....Time: Thursday, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm           June thru SeptemberLocation: California St. & Bryant,                 Mountain View, CA. 94041

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Jumbo Pears Back in Stock

Ahhhhhhh...at last..... our Jumbo Barlette Pears are back in stock.Did you know pears have more fiber than even prunes?Delicious and sweet......order away.

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Sadly out of SLABS

We've run out of our best seller: SLABS.Everyone has recognized that these are the sweeeeetest of all the Blenheims.Overripe-paper thin and requiring the most effort to produce,these cots are sold out for the season.Now it's up to the pickers......the key to slabs is to pick them when they're fully ripe.

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When will the Fresh Blenheims be ready??????

This is the question we get several times a day.Here's our prediction......June 24th.Hollister Blenheims are the ones worth waiting for!The crop will be stupendous.  Over 100 tons fresh.Wish us well.......We'll keep you posted.No....we don't allow you pick.No....we never mail or ship fresh apricots.Yes....you can get them at the ranch or at the Farmer's Markets.No later [...]

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Pears

We've been out of our jumbo pears for a few weeks now.But the end may be near.   Look for the pears to reappearon our website in a week.   Around the 25th of May.

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We're sold out of a few things:

We're out of the following items:LeathersUnsulphured ApricotsSlippitsJumbosSlabs   Expecting a huge crop in July.  Over 100 tons fresh.  With any luck,  they'll be back in stock in August.

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Almond Toffee is Back !!!

Our scrumptiously rich Toffee is back! Who will you share this Gourmet Almond Toffee with?

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Time for thinning

The blossoms have fallen and we went through the red bud stage.Now we need to thin.   There's tons of baby cots on the trees.  Butwe don't want tons of baby cots.  We want to thin them out.That way the growth will go to the remaining apricots. Basically we're knocking fruit on the ground.......making less fruit but [...]

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OOOPS.....I take that back.

There are 10 cases left of the immensely popular slippits.   I have to label them GOURMET SLIPPITS.They are the largest of the large slippits.  We weren't exactly sure how to package them.  But here they are and they are IMPRESSIVE. 

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