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CJ Olson Time - cots, plums and CHERRIES !!!

Stanley Stephan | Jun 22, 200309:24 PM

The apricots and plums are a little early this year. The cherries are perfect.

There is nothing like an Olson bing cherry. Perfectly crisp, they define the word cherry.

I thought the Raniers were particularily pretty this year. Creamy Ivory blushing through the burnished crimson. I was going to pass, since I had some from another vendor at home when one of the Olsons mentioned that this was the best year ever for the Raniers. It is.

I don't think anyone grows a better Santa Rosa plum either. The sweet redish outer flesh perfectly complemented by the sour yellow area near the pit. It is like the deep plum skin colors the flesh nearest to it.

The first time I hever had a Blenheim apricot, probably the sweetest apricot grown, was at Olson. I've had many good Blenheims, but never any as good as Olsons.

If you make the trip to Sunnyvale (and you should) save your appetite. I found an outstanding new Russian - Polish deli just up the street from the Olson stand. More about the deli in another post.

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