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apricot tree
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Apricot tree, Valderrey, Algete, Madrid.

Apricot tree, Valderrey, Algete, Madrid.
My sister and brother-in-law's garden. Apparently this small tree was so overladen with fruit last week that they had to shore up all the branches. And the tree was only planted last year! The fruit is utterly delicious and a million light years away from the sour and hairy things we see in England most of the time! Also, it fruits in May and June, the normal fruiting and harvest time. Being brought up with harvests expected in September and October it is sort of counter-intuitive. For example, I would normally about now begin to pick asparagus from my garden in Harrow but the season here finished some time ago.
On the skyline; La Sierra de La Cabrera.
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9 comments - The latest ones
 Frans Schols
Frans Schols club
Schitterende opname,Andy.
Het water loopt mij in de mond bij het zien van deze heerlijke vruchten.
Vriendelijke groeten...........frans.
19 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Me too! And I still have some in the fridge!!!!!
Thank you, Frans!
19 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Eh bien je me propose pour la cueillette... et +++++ !
19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Jocelyne Villoing club
95% were picked last week. These are the few that remain and I guess they will be all picked today or tomorrow.
19 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
They look great, Andy, and what a lovely view they have from their garden!
19 months ago.
So Lovely ,I Like Apricots.
19 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
They look delicious Andy. Your sister must have interested your mother's green fingers!
19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Funnily enough it's all my brother-in-law's work (with twice-a-year help from yours truly!). He's from farming stock and he thinks agriculture of any description is in his blood. My sister doesn't get a look in and in fact she's more than happy if he's in the garden rather than in the bar!
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh I do love apricots. They only have what's in season here in Turkey and you are so right, they're delicious straight from the tree.
19 months ago.

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