Of all the tree fruits to be found in the Okanagan Valley, Apricots are the first to blossom. Their delicate white petals and deep pink buds give no indication of the wonderfully coloured, sweet fruit that will appear in a few months time.
My first experience of eating apricots was as a child. I loved them then and I still do. However, the UK weather does not allow us to really grow this type of fruit so we get the imported variety. I have to say now that these do NOT compare with fruit that has been ripened in the sun, picked while still warm and immediately eaten. The sweetness and softness of the fruit is mouth-watering.
So, if you have the opportunity to eat apricots straight from the tree, my advice is – GO FOR IT. You won’t regret it. You won’t want shop bought, imported apricots ever again!!!
This post is also part of Jakesprinter Challenge – SUNDAY POST: Blossom. For full details of this challenge click on the link. Why not have a go yourself? You might be surprised what you can find that meets the criteria!