Apricots are thought to be native to Armenia, dating back over 2,000 years. However, their native range may have also covered China and Japan. Alexander the Great brought apricots to Greece. And General Lucullus brought them to Rome. Just visit a grocery store in summer, and you can bring them home too.
The Okanagan’s unique climate is absolutely ideal for growing apricots. In fact, we grow 100% of Canada’s apricots. All of them. Ripe fruit is a rich golden colour with a delicate blush. Slightly tangy in flavour, their natural sweetness is just the thing on a hot summer’s day. Eat them on their own, or cook them in jams, pies and cobblers.
Availability: July and August.