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Come out and find us at a Farmers Market!
You can find us at the following Farmers market :Every Wednesday - Santa Cruz …
New Farmers Market June 3rd thru September
Apricotking will be at the NEW Farmers market in Mountain View. Hope to see you …
Jumbo Pears Back in Stock
Ahhhhhhh...at last..... our Jumbo Barlette Pears are back in stock.Did you know …
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.
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.
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.)
"Blenheims have a secret: Unlike most fruit, they’re even better dried."Quote from Dry & Mighty by Ruth Reichl
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
Our first pick of the fresh Blenheim apricots is July 5.We have 25 +39 acres in production. All Blenheims. All fabulous, clean, elliptical, freckled, & stupendous in flavor.We'll be bringing fresh to all our farmers markets until July 18. Check website for schedule.Fresh for 3 weeks & then we're finished. Everything will be cut and set [...]