Apricots are from a genus of trees and shrubs that includes cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines and almonds. Although easily grown in warmer climes we have been growing the little beauties in England since the time of Henry VIII and they even get a mention in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Back then they would have had to use glass houses and walled gardens to capture as much of the English sun as possible to get these darlings to ripen – definitely a fruit for the rich. Nowadays many modern cultivars have been bred to crop reliably in cooler climates so we can grow these tactile velvety skinned fruits with success in England.
We use the very best hand selected fuzzy little English apricots and lovingly prepare them so as to capture the barmy English summer just for you. Delicious slathered on toast, scones and always traditionally used as the bonding agent for the marzipan on a Christmas cake or wedding cake.