Feast Norfolk Magazine September 18 Issue 29

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Juicy Fruits Apricot

‘Flavorcot’ (syn. Bayoto’)

ORIGINS ARE DISPUTED, but most agree that apricots were first grown in Armenia, then brought to Rome by Alexander the Great and finally spread across Europe by missionaries. In the Himalayas, long life and strong health is attributed to using apricots as a staple food in diets. Here in the UK, we often shy away from growing them due to our winter weather conditions but Flavorcot is a Canadian cultivar and is known for its reliability and frost tolerance. The fruits are really juicy and ready to be harvested in late summer.

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