I grew up in a house with pretty substantial old world influences foodwise. For example, we had tons of fresh apricots, which are not exactly big in the US.
Now, I love dried apricots too. And many fresh apricots, while pretty, are dry and tasteless. Others are mealy/mushy. But if you get one thats just right, it's pretty much fruit perfection. (Same for greengage plums, another of my fruit affectations).
Any other fresh apricot lovers out there?