Food & Cooking Tips

Selecting Fresh Apricots

The fresh apricot harvest begins in mid-May and lasts for about eight weeks. When selecting fresh apricots, look for plump, well-formed, fairly firm fruit with a delicate aroma and golden orange color. Ripe fruit should be refrigerated. To ripen firm fruit, hold at room temperature or place in a paper bag with an apple or a banana. Source: California Fresh Apricot Council