Introducing Black Velvet Apricots

by Dorothy Reinhold on July 1, 2012

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The love child of an apricot and a plum, these Black Velvet Apricots are July’s treat.

Gorgeous on the outside with a midnight purple barely fuzzy skin, they are luscious, delicious, scrumptious and all the other “ious” words you can conjure. One of the best, sweetest stone fruits I’ve tasted this season, these are worth your while to seek out.

B lack Velvet ApricotsGrown by Kingsburg Orchards in Kingsburg, Calif., these are $3.99 a pound, available nationally, distributed by Melissa’s Produce.

We’re eating them all day long, out of hand, fighting each other to the fruit bowl. If I want any, I have to put them in a bag with my name on it, and draw the poison sign. Seriously.

You could…

–make a simple crostata or tart with them
–serve sliced with a chunk of blue cheese for an appetizer
–slice and put in a fruit salad
–slice or chop and put in chicken salad

Black Velvet Apricots

A sample of the fruit was sent by the folks at Melissa’s Produce, national distributors of premium specialty produce.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

fishy July 8, 2023 at 7:28 pm

july, 2023. they are in my local store. $7.00 lb. they are the sweetest.


Dorothy Reinhold July 12, 2023 at 7:07 pm

Yay! Now I’m going to go looking for them this year again, too!


Vicky July 9, 2012 at 6:16 am

I’ve never heard of Black Velvet Apricots. I’ll have to see if I can find them the next time I venture to a farmer’s market.


Dorothy July 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I have seen them in produce bins at both Vons and Ralphs markets in Southern Calif. I don’t know where you live, but perhaps that is helpful.


Marty July 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I was thrilled to find these at Costco in Southern California this week. Any combination of apricot and plum is good for me!


Dorothy July 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

Great find at Costco! Thanks for reporting it!


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