Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Moorpark Apricot & Red Haven Peach
My Moorpark Apricots and Red Haven Peaches are ripe at the same time this year. Since I don't use any pesticides, they may have a few blemishes, but isn't a small spot worth being able to eat a fresh piece of fruit right off the tree without the worry of wondering what residual chemical is left on the fruit.
I can't say enough about the Red Haven peach. These peaches are a very early variety; it's almost the end of June and they are all just about ready to pick. The Red Haven is a yellow freestone with wonderful color, thin skin, and little fuzz. Peaches are rich in Vitamin A, C, E, Potassium, Calcium and Iron. Once you have had one of these peaches you never want another variety of peach again.
The Moorpark Apricots are smaller than you might get in the grocery store, but are much tastier. They ripen quickly and should be picked when a little firm since just a half a day in the house they are more than ripe. Apricots are rich in Vitamin A, B and C, Calcium, Copper, Iron, and Phosphorus and are very good for you.
I'll be sending out my newsletter, letting you know the fruit is ripe. Hurry the apricots and peaches sell out quickly.