apricots that have a golden color and are firm to the touch.
apricots that are pale yellow or greenish-yellow, rock hard, very soft or shriveled.
Seasonality: Late spring and summer
Ripen apricots in a paper bag at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. Unripe apricots can be stored at room temperature up to 5 days. Refrigerate ripe apricots in a sealed container up to one week. (Be sure that they are ripened first, as they will not ripen in the refrigerator.)
Slice the ripe apricot at the natural seam, twist the apricot in half, and remove the pit.
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