Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Apricots

We are harvesting our apricot crop! As usual with apricots they all come ripe at the same moment, so a glut of fruit ensues for a short time. Our neighbours have a huge apricot tree so we can't pass any on to them either.



Some of the branches are so weighed down with fruit they are bent quite to the ground.


The fruit is delicious and sweet. The boys love them and we are freezing any overripe ones for smoothies - they are great when there are no bananas to thicken a smoothie.

2 comments:

no-blog-rachel said...

Freezing for smoothies - that's a great idea! Our tiny, newly planted tree is an early variety so we had our glut of apricots a while ago, but next year I'll keep the smoothie idea in mind.

Fresh apricots - yum!

Lynne said...

Oooh, yum! My Pop had an apricot tree and every summer we'd take buckets and bags and stuff and go pick the fruit. One of my sisters would climb up to get the higher fruit. It wasn't sprayed or anything. Then we'd bottle it - I'd help cut it into halves until I found codling moth... Sometimes mum was lucky and sometimes she wasn't...