Nicole apricot

The tasty apricot filling in your morning coffee cake or Danish pastry might someday be made from a flavorful new apricot named “Nicole.”

This gourmet fruit is meant for processing into jams, marmalade or fillings for baked goodies. The specialty apricot keeps its delightful fragrance, exceptionally sweet flavor and attractive, deep-orange color.

Nicole is the newest apricot from Agricultural Research Service tree fruit breeder and geneticist Craig A. Ledbetter, based at Parlier, Calif.

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