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Blenheim apricots

Blenheim apricots were introduced to California in the 1880s, and by the 1920s the variety dominated a thriving dried apricot industry, blanketing the Santa Clara Valley. Most of the original Blenheim orchards have been paved over, but a few farmers still grow the intensely flavorful variety.

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March 23, 2007

Bay Area Rooted Foods

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