Re: [gardeners] Re: Sunday in the garden [sic]

Ron Hay (
Tue, 26 Jun 2001 07:27:32 -0700

Hello, Penny,

Yes, round about 600; and it could even have been more. They are a
little more than ping pong ball sized, but intensely sweet and juicy. I
wish we were close enough to share our bounty with you and Jim.

We have 4 baskets on the dining room table, ripening still more, to
perfection (covered in dish towels to ward off the fruit flies!), the
sorts of which Trader Joe sells the dried fruit in at Christmas. Each
one holds about 100; then we have a cake dome filled, along with various
bowls....and then there are those we have eaten and given away to
friends and colleages, at the rate of a couple of dozen apiece.

We are simply amazed by the bounty of this semi-dwarf Blenheim/Royal
(Sunset claims they are possibly the same variety).which we planted in
February of 1998.

What are some of your favorite things to do with apricots?