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California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley by Robin Chapman

By Robin Chapman

Picked hot from a tree, a California apricot opens into halves as simply as though it got here with a dotted line down its heart. The seed infuses the middle with a touch of almond; the fruit consists of the smell of citrus and jasmine; and it tastes, a few say, like manna from heaven. In those pages, Robin Chapman remembers the season while the Santa Clara Valley used to be the most important apricot manufacturer on the planet and recounts the tales of Silicon Valley's now misplaced orchards. From the Spaniards within the eighteenth century who first planted apricots within the undertaking Santa Clara gardens to the post-World warfare II households who outfitted their houses between subdivided orchards, relive the lengthy summer season days ripe with bumper vegetation of this much-anticipated delicacy.

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