Apricot jam is probably one of the best loved jams made. APRIMUM is probably a fruit which you may or may not have heard of. BLENHEIM APRICOTS are now endangered and are on the SLOW FOOD ARK. They are probably the best apricots and certainly one of, if not the oldest, variety we have in California. But they are delicate which puts them into the “hard to deal with” list of fruits, hence on their way out. Apriums on the the other hand are a cross of apricots and plums, thus their name. But it is a very complex cross with about 75% of apricot genes and 25% plum. Usually available during June, apriums were developed in the late 1980s by Floyd Zaiger. Their flavor is sweet with an intense apricot taste with some orange. The plum factor is its dense flesh.
CAPAY VALLEY is an organic fruit and vegetable producer just north of Sacramento in the Capay Valley. From their fruit, they have had these two jams produced so we can enjoy them throughout the fall and winter since both are late spring/early summer fruit. On toast in the morning or with yoghurt or cheese for dessert, they are a delicious condiment that you should not miss.