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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.


Patti and Gary Gonzales, Hollister, CA

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SlipPits Whole Apricots ( 7 lbs boxed bulk)


  • The Cadillac of our Line.



     Not every Blenheim can grow up to be a SLIPPIT.

     Very few Blenheims grow this large and flawless.

     Out of the 200 tons of fresh Blenheims harvested in 2021, 

     our ladies select the prettiest & the ripest to be slippits.

  •  The entire apricot is  dried in the sun. 
  •  This gives slippies a deeper flavor ..... like in the old days when people canned and put a pit in the jar for flavor.

       That's a real thing, the pit itself has a flavor.

  • The pits are slipped out (by hand -each and-every-single-one), washed, and voila...

     7 lbs bulk  




Product Reviews

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  1. Our second box!

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 19th 2022

    These are the best apricots out there! Tender, sweet, flavorful!

  2. Had a problem with my order.

    Posted by Glenn Combs on Mar 7th 2022

    Patti fixed the problem and then gave me a huge discount on my next order. I wouldn't buy this stuff anywhere else. If you like slabs, you'll love slippits.

  3. The best apricots out there!

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 18th 2022

    Sweet, tender, delicious and beautiful! Our whole family loves these apricots. We bought 2 pounds of these at the farmers market and finished them in a week so we knew that a 7lb box would be perfect.

  4. Surprise Treat

    Posted by Mitchell Held on Feb 12th 2022

    Unexpected California Fancy

  5. We love these Cots.

    Posted by ted on Oct 4th 2021

    Look forward to your annual harvest and the great customer service at the Apricot King. These Blenheim apricots are always worth the wait.

  6. The Best Dried Apricots & Apricot Jam Ever

    Posted by Gloria on Oct 1st 2020

    It so wonderful when you look forward to receiving great dried apricots and upon their arrival you are not disappointed! These are the most succulent dried apricots ever! The low sugar jam I have had to hide since it has become a favorite in this house!

  7. 2020 Slip Pits

    Posted by Jim on Sep 21st 2020

    Wonderful. big lush, and tasty!

  8. Perennial favorites!

    Posted by Erica Mueller on Sep 19th 2020

    The slip-pit Blenheims are SO wonderful! My understanding is that this variety doesn't travel well, so I can't get fresh ones in New England. My afternoon treat is two slip-pits, a shortbread cookie, and a mug of Constant Comment tea. Placing my annual bulk order feels like an extravagance, but since the fresh apricots available here, which are always disappointing, are $3/#, when you consider the water weight differential, these are reasonably priced. They are so tender and moist that you could ALMOST spread one on a bagel or toast. Drying with the pit included adds an amaretto-like finish to the apricots. I've raved about them on foodie websites Chowhound and Hungry Onion, and am happy to have made some ApricotKing converts among readers.

  9. Best Cots around !

    Posted by Wayne Wilson on Sep 18th 2020

    These are as good as they get . I grew up in the Santa Clara valley back in the 50' and 60's and you could get these local but not any more. Excellent service also.

  10. Wonderful Apricots!

    Posted by Deb on Mar 16th 2020

    These apricots are amazing! They are soft, chewy, flavorful, grown in USA! I purchase lots of these apricots from Apricot King every year. There just are no others like them!! So grateful for their family orchards!!!!

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