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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

How did the late rains affect the Blenheims?

Everyone was hit hard by California rains in May.Cherries were demolished.Blenheim Apricots are in their very green stage and show only slight damage                                               (as if dotted with a permanent marker).  Blenheims are never flawless, always freckled, and look very healthy (elliptical shape looks promising) at this point.

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Cots Are Coming Along

The young apricots show a lot of promise.....they're looking clean and strong.Last year they showed an odd, round-like-a-marble growth pattern.   This year the signs (elliptical shape) look like they'll sweeten up and be allwe've been longing for.  Check out our Facebook page to see a photo.

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Very Successful Sale

Thanks to all who ordered over $100 and received a $10 discount in the lastfew weeks.  The sale wiped us out of slippits.  New harvest will be July.  Slippies, along with Leathers,  will be back in August 2019.Happy Easter to all.

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Spring Stock Up Sale Coming

We are launching our annual Spring Stock Up SaleApril 6.   You'll save $10 in shipping on orders over $100.The bulk items are still on sale too.Hold off a few days on your big orders & you'll love the savings.

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A Full Bloom

OOOOH, it was a fabulous bloom.  Like popcorn out there on all the trees.This second week has us worried with some scattered showers, but the buds seems to be holding strong.A few are even pushing out of their jackets.Come on......apricots!

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The Red Bud Stage

The apricot trees are turning red......seriously....they're all red.The bark, the trunks, the limbs are a deep dark red.  It's time for the buds to shoot out of their little jackets.  Our home ranch orchard looks red withlittle drop-sized buds just inching to push out and be a blossom.So this would be the time when we [...]

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More Unsulphured Apricots

Discovered  more  Unsulphured Apricots in our cold storage.They're available in bulk and individual bags.Exceptional quality and  taste.....

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ApricotKing is on task

Our staff of 4 has been working 10+ hours a day getting orders out.I'm proud to say.....we're all caught up. Every order has been filled.  All the chocolates are dipped .All the folks on the "Nice List" will get their gifts in time.  Today is the last day to guarantee USPO delivery by the 24th.

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All Orders Are on their way.

Proud to say we've put out all orders for delivery.Nothing is backlogged.Whew, it has been a nightmare at times,  but we're shipped out, taped up, and all caught up.

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We're Busy Here

There's only four of us working hard to get out hundreds of Christmas orders.We're proud of the way we get out orders almost immediately, but during this season we're backed up 4-5 days.  Don't worry, don't call me, it will be delivered shortly, but not immediately.

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