Unusual Apricots — But Hurry

Divine Angelcots

Wait, don’t touch that dial or keypad. There is nothing wrong with your eyes or this photo. Indeed, these apricots, with their yellow-green tinged skin, appear unripe. But don’t be fooled.

These are rare Angelcots, a hybrid of a Moroccan and an Iranian apricot. They’re being grown in this country on only two acres of farmland in Brentwood.

The velvety exterior is yellow when ripe, with sometimes a bit of a blush at the stem end. The flesh itself is creamy white. And the taste? Delicately honey sweet, and juicy beyond belief.

If you want to try them, you better hurry. I got my 1-pound container for $3.29 at my neighborhood Trader Joe’s in San Jose. The sign said they’re available only through about the end of June. Oops, gotta go. Need to run to Trader Joe’s to stock up on more.

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  • Darn, I was hoping you were going to say they were available at a farmer’s market. Guess I’ll have to make a side trip.

  • Hmm, that looks so good and beautiful. I have to see if my Trader Joe’s in Oakland has it.

  • They look rather like the yellow egg plums that used to grow at the front of my grans garden. We were spoilt as kids having access to her amazing garden full of fruit trees, strawberries, raspberries, other berries we didn’t eat until they were jammed. Picking fruit straight from the tree is someting every child should be able to experience.
    We shoud be planted more fruit trees around the world!

  • What a wonderful childhood that must have been. Having all that sweet abundance around you truly is like a fairy-tale come true.

  • Yum! I bought some at our local Trader Joe’s too. They are delicious! My DH didn’t care for them, but I don’t like most apricots anyway. The flavor on these were perfect!

  • I live in Southern California & Trader Joe’s says they are out til next year.
    However, I did find 7 containers at my local Market that is based in this area.
    I gave a pack to my neighbor & she said, go back & get me some more…..I bought the
    remaining 4 they had on the shelf.
    Check with your local market as Trader Joe’s is not the only market that carries them.

  • I just bought some at Nob Hill Foods. $3.99 for 6 in a clam shell package. They are very good.

  • These Angelcots will be coming back to TJs for the July 4th weekend 2011!

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