APRICOTS are ripe at Novacovich Orchards!!!

You have to make a stop to the Novacovich Orchards in the next few weeks, the apricot season is very short and these are the best cots you’ll find anywhere.  The Blenheim Apricot was once widely grown in the Santa Clara Valley, now the orchards are all but gone, except for a rare treasure called Novacovich Orchards.

An outstanding family owned orchard in the heart of Saratoga, California.


Blenheim apricots are delicate and don’t ship well so they are hard to come by unless you grow a tree in your garden or find them at the farmers market.


They are prized for canning, drying and eating fresh. They are both sweet and tart with a delicious aroma of honeysuckle.


Every year in June or early July, I go to this beautiful 11 acre farm that has been in Saratoga from 1925 and buy blenheim apricots and make jam.


12 cups processed apricots
4 cups sugar
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 package of Sure Jell


Novacovich Orchards
14251 Fruitvale Ave Saratoga, CA 95070‎
(408) 741-5144

One Response to “APRICOTS are ripe at Novacovich Orchards!!!”

  1. I want to go! How fun and delicious. xo

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