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Flowers in February
Harvested in June and July
APRICOTS OF VENTOUX

Either labelled ’Orangé de Provence’, OrangeRed, Hargrand, Bergeron or other, all varieties have received an ideal amount sunshine around Mont Ventoux. Their extraordinary flavours are best enjoyed on the spot, when still soaked in the sunshine of Provence.

Apricot trees shape the landscape and in late winter spangle it with pink-tinged flowers. In season, farmers will be very proud to let you sample their produce, the result of hard work throughout the year. Out of season, you can sample dried apricots, as ice-cream or nectar. Apricots are rich in vitamin A, iron, copper and antioxidants. The kernel is also used for its cold-extracted oil. The oil is used in cosmetics.
There is a yearly apricot fair in Barroux.

If during your holiday in Ventoux your host invites you to pick your own apricots, you will be surprised by the squirt of fluid emitted by cicadas when fleeing.

 

PRODUCER WELCOMING
Some apricot producers , as part of their diversification, welcome you in lodges or B&B. They will share with you the passion of their experiences and skills.
  • La Ferme Le Dégoutaud
    le Degoutaud - Le Barroux
    84340 MALAUCENE
    04 90 62 99 29
    Sandra Renard
    Quartier Entrevon
    84340 Malaucène
    04 90 65 17 52
  • La tarte à l’abricot
    INGRÉDIENTS
    Une pâte feuilletée, 125 g de sucre, 2 œufs, 125g d’amande en poudre, 125 g d’amandes effilées, 125 g de beurre, abricots lavées et coupés en deux.
    PRÉPARATION
    Allumez le four à 220°
    Faire précuire votre pâte. Pendant ce temps, fouettez le sucre et les œufs, ajouter la poudre d’amande puis le beurre fondu.
    Sortez la pâte qui doit avoir précuit, y disposer les oreillons d’abricots côté bombé dessus et creux dessous, les piquer avec une pique à barbecue ou un couteau, verser l’appareil que vous avez préparé sur les abricots, mettre au four à 220° pour 20 minutes, sortir la tarte du four, parsemez-la d’amandes effilées, remettre au four jusqu’à ce que ce soit doré.
  • 'Abricotine' may refer to apricot-coloured veined marble.
    In dreams, the apricot is interpreted as a female and/or maternal symbol. It can also represent the dreamer's spirituality.