California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley

California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley

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by Robin Chapman
     
 

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Picked warm from a tree, aCaliforniaapricotopens into halves as easily as ifit camewith a dotted line down its center. The seed infuses the core with a hint of almond; the fruit carries the scent of citrus and jasmine; and it tastes, some say, like manna from heaven. In these pages, Robin Chapman recalls the season whentheSanta Clara Valley was the… See more details below

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Picked warm from a tree, aCaliforniaapricotopens into halves as easily as ifit camewith a dotted line down its center. The seed infuses the core with a hint of almond; the fruit carries the scent of citrus and jasmine; and it tastes, some say, like manna from heaven. In these pages, Robin Chapman recalls the season whentheSanta Clara Valley was the largestapricotproducer in the world and recounts the stories of Silicon Valley’s now lost orchards. From the Spaniards in the eighteenth century who first plantedapricotsin the Mission Santa Clara gardens to the post–World War II families who built their homes among subdivided orchards, relive the long summer days ripe with bumper crops of this much-anticipated delicacy.

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ISBN-13:
9781609497958
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
711,129
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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