Look for plump, golden-orange apricots and avoid any that are either pale yellow, greenish-yellow, very firm, shrivelled or bruised. Apricots that are soft-ripe have the best flavour, but they must be eaten immediately.
Refrigerate ripe apricots unwashed, in a paper or plastic bag for up to 2 days. Wash them before eating.
Tips & Tricks:
Apricots will ripen at room temperature. To help them ripen, place them in a paper bag with an apple. When they yield to gentle pressure, they are ready to eat.
Delicious grilled, baked or poached.