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About ApricotKing

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.


Patti and Gary Gonzales, Hollister, CA

Real and uncensored reviews about ApricotKing!
Real and uncensored reviews.

AK News

And the Slippits are back in Stock.

Our 2020 crop yielded lots of beeeeeeeeautiful slippits.Available now in bags, tubs, or bulk.

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Leathers are back in stock.

The wildly popular, tough as leather, Apricot Leathers, areback in stock.  These would be slabs, dry as a bone, intensely-concentratedBlenheim Apricots from ApricotKing.   

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2020 Crop Update

Our 2020 Crop in in.....it's boxed in 25 bulk boxes....and now comes the task of packaging by hand 80 tons of dried fruit.Give us some tme.The slippits are back in stock.The Jams are ready to go......needing to be labeled by hand......and are back in stock.

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Waiting for the Final Product

I get many, many calls about the missing items we usually have:SlippitsJumbosLeathersPearsSnackPacksApricot JamStill have plenty of the Unsulphured, Extra Fancy, Fancy Blend, and Chocolates

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Turn out the lights......the COTS are over.

We're picking the last of the Blenheim Apricots this week.Yes, there's still some out there.  Our sellers will be bringing the last of the 2020 Fresh season to our Farmer's Markets in Santa Cruz and Los Altos.

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This is the last week for Fresh Blenheim Apricots.Everything will be picked off the trees by Friday,cut, and set out in the sun to dry.There might be a few stragglers left on a few trees.....butthe 2020 season is over on July 17.

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No Jammers yet

My phone rings constantly with people wanting to buy overripe apricots.It's too early people.After July 1, and with all this heat, there will be plenty of overripe, soft, jamming cots.See us at the Farmer's Markets on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturdays, or Sundays.

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YES THE fresh cots are here

Our fresh cots are being alllllllmost ready.We picked a few for the Farmer's Markets.You can pick up your fresh on Sundays at the Mountain ViewFarmer's market or the Palo Alto Calfornia Avenue Farmer's Markets

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June Drop

It's called June Drop because apricots fall on the ground in June.It's natures way of pushing the frut along .....as the apricots grow bigger.....they pushthe little fellas off the tree.....thus creating June Drop.Blenheims are  still  too green to pick...but they're coming along.Changing my ETA to June 30.

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July 1......they'll be ready.

My phone rings constantly with the following questions:Do you have any fresh Blenheims?Are they ready?Can I go to the ranch and pick my own.?Answer:   NO                 Not ready                No, you cannot maneuver an 11 foot ladder and pick your own.

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