2016 Burkart Season Begins and CA Grapes have arrived!
The 2016 Burkart stone fruit season began last week with Tasty Rich Apriums and Super Rich Peaches arriving during the first week of May. Richard Burkart is a patient grower and only picks fruit when it is needed, resulting in full flavored fruit. An aprium is 75% apricot and 25% plum, so expect its flavor to be sweet and slightly tart. We have already moved out of Tasty Rich Apriums and Super Rich peaches from Burkart and can expect Zee Fire Nectarines and Honey Rich Apriums to arrive by the end of this week.
The first variety of California grapes, called Fireball from Anthony Vineyards, have arrived at Earl’s! This early red California grape variety is fairly unknown compared to other grape varieties such as the Red Flame and Green Sugarone. The season starts out of the Coachella Valley in May and will progress North through the San Joaquin Valley until January. Look for green grapes to arrive by mid-May.