The Blenheim apricot has been grown in the Santa Clara Valley region of California since the early 1900, a time when it was one of the most widely planted apricot varieties.
Similar to other varieties like the Royal apricot, the Blenheim was also prized for eating fresh, canning, and dryingits differentiating factor was that it ripened later than other popular apricots.
With nurseries selling both the Royal and the Blenheim apricot the two varieties eventually became irrevocably intertwined. By the 1960s both the Blenheim and the Royalonce lords of California's apricot orchardsbegan a slow decline, losing out in sales to earlier-maturing and more transportable varieties.
The Blenheim is both sweet and tart with an intensely aromatic aroma of honeysuckle. The apricot ripens from the inside out causing fruit pickers to develop specific harvesting habits for the apricot that included picking fruits that still had a faint green tinge. The revival of the Blenheim is happening at local farmers markets where long-distance shipping is not a critical issue.
Suzie's Farm is located on one hundred and forty beautiful acres near the Tijuana Estuary, 13 miles south of downtown San Diego. Founded by Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro in 2009, we are a USDA-certified organic farm that grows over 100 different types of crops per year. (more...)
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Welcome to Serenity Farm. We are a small Livestock and Produce farm located in the picturesque Santa Rosa Rancho's area of Murrieta. With our higher elevation and unique micro climate we are able to grow produce 3 seasons out of the year and have some unique heirloom varieties that people are coming to love! (more...)
The Inner Sunset Farmers' Market made its grand debut in San Francisco in June 2009 and operates year-round on Sundays from 9am-1pm. Not only does the Inner Sunset farmers' market feature a bounty of fresh organic produce, you can also pick up local eggs and chickens, flowers, honey, artisnal food, pickles and jams, fresh fish and cheese. (more...)
Welcome to Robertson Ranch, Here we have about 15 acres devoted to organic Stone Fruit. We have several different types of Peaches starting early June and continuing all Summer, we also have Plouts, Apriums, Aproicots, and Plums. The unique and fun thing about us is you get to pick your own fruit fresh off of the tree. (more...)