The highly coveted, always anticipated Angelcot season has begun, and this year we celebrate the labor of love that gives this unique varietal its rosy glow. Grown in Brentwood, CA, this crown jewel of the stone fruit season does not spend much time on the store shelf.
Angelcots are white-fleshed apricots known for having delicate skin and sweet flesh. They have the juiciness of the ripest nectarine with the delicate texture and aroma of apricot. Angelcots have the perfect balance of acid and sugar with a buttery, perfume-like sweetness. The exterior of the fruit is characterized by blushing—the telltale sign that you are about to eat an Angelcot instead of a regular old apricot.
“There are many reasons consumers love the Angelcot,” shared Alex Jackson, director of sales for Frieda’s Branded Produce. “From the delicate blush color this fruit adds to any Instagram feed, to its sweet taste, the Angelcot is at the top of consumer’s stone fruit must-eat list this summer.”
Unique tarping and the sun’s reflection help form the angelic blushing that makes this apricot so unique. Grown exclusively for Frieda’s by a family-owned, 3rd-generation business, this seasonal specialty can be enjoyed chilled, grilled, or simply out of hand.
The sweeter flavor profile of this bite-sized stone fruit makes Angelcot the perfect variety to introduce to younger shoppers. Promote them for snacking, baking, and salads, or curate your own beautiful charcuterie board with other seasonal fruits and honey. The crop is limited and mostly pre-booked, so act now and call your Frieda’s account manager today to request samples for next year.
About Frieda’s Inc.
Frieda’s Specialty Produce has inspired new food experiences for friends, families, and food lovers everywhere since 1962. Frieda’s has introduced more than 200 unique fruits and vegetables to the U.S. marketplace, from kiwifruit and dragon fruit to Stokes Purple sweet potatoes and habanero peppers.
Founded by produce industry trailblazer Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, subject of the 2015 documentary “Fear No Fruit,” the family company is owned and operated by Frieda’s daughters, Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, in Orange County, California. Find Frieda’s on Facebook, @FriedasProduce, and Friedas.com.