The Coal Creek apricot block is over 70 years old. Our fruit get over 300 hours of below-zero temperatures throughout the winter, which with our hot and dry summer give them their distinct Central Otago sweetness and flavour.
We have 4 varieties of apricot available from early January to mid-February.
Season-dependent, we also have processing grade apricots available - perfect for making jams, chutneys and desserts, please contact us for ordering.
Large oval, yellow skinned fruit that are freestone with sweet and juicy flesh that ripens over a long season. Can be eaten fresh or used for preserving. Available early January.
Clutha Gold is a cross between a Sundrop and a Moorpark. They are a large, oval apricot and are great for eating fresh. Skin is orange with a lovely red blush. Flesh is firm but melting, with the classic apricot flavour that everyone knows and loves. Available mid-January.
Similar to Clutha Gold in shape and colour, Clutha Sun has a tangy apricot flavour making it great for preserves and eating. Available mid-January.
One of the most traditional apricots. Known for their superb flavour with a yellowy skin. Perfect for eating fresh, bottling and preserving. It is our last apricot of the season, available usually at the beginning of February.
Fruit is carefully hand picked and packed within 48 hours of its arrival to your door. Please let us know if there has been damage caused to the box or delay in your order.
To keep your fruit fresh, please store in the fridge at 4 degrees. This will help the fruit hold its flavour.