We’ve also been busy cutting apricots for the Biggs Junction Liqueur. We got a dozen boxes from Kimberly, Oregon, a town at the confluence of the John Day and North Fork of the John Day Rivers. We’ve had occasion to pass by there on rafting trips. Sebastian has pegged Kimberly’s orchards as a perfect habitat for amazing apricots, but the crop had been poor for the last several years. Now Sebastian is vindicated!
These are Robadas (on the yellow cutting board) and the season for this varietal has run its course. We eagerly anticipate next week’s Kimberly harvest of Blenheim ‘cots, which Ken, our fruit conduit at Grower’s Outlet, swears is the best tasting apricot ever!