Apricots are a small stone fruit with a central pit. They range from a soft creamy orange to yellow with fuzzy skin.
You'll find many different kinds at your farmers' market. The most prevalent varieties are the Poppy, Patterson, Blenheim, Tilton, and Castlebrite. The season usually runs from late spring to early summer. You'll also find delicious sweet dried apricots at the markets.
A great source of vitamins A and C, apricots promote eye and skin health, while also boosting the immune system. How could you pass up this mouth-watering, low calorie, healthy snack?
Fully ripe apricots are soft to the touch, full of juice, and should be eaten as soon as possible
Once ripe, apricots will keep for a day or two, if stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.