Apricots

The Prince of the Valais orchard

The emblematic fruit of the canton, the Valais apricot is produced by sun-drenched orchards. With an attractive reddish-orange colour, a velvety skin and a sweet, acidic flavour, it is one of summer’s indulgent pleasures and is equally at home in both sweet and savoury recipes: tarts, jams, juices, sorbets, tartares and even carpaccios. Which will you choose? Buy the Prince of the Valais orchard from one of the many points of sale and put a ray of sunshine on your plate.

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    95% of Swiss apricot production

    is harvested in Valais orchards

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    700 hectares of orchards

    are dedicated to apricot production in Valais

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    Rich in vitamins, refreshing and sweet

    with only 48 calories per 100 gr

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    The cultivation area

    extends from Sierre to Vernayaz: half on the slopes of the left bank and half in the Rhône plain.

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    Gourmet variations

    Delicately hand-picked apricots are exalted by producers through quality products that it infuses with its intense aromas. It is thus expressed through cordials, nectars, jams and even brandy (Abricotine AOP).

One thousand flavours

If the Luizet du Valais reigned for a long time as a master, today more than 70 varieties which allow the spreading out of the harvest. From the earliest to the latest, the different varieties of Valais apricots can be enjoyed throughout the summer.

Early
from mid-June

High season
July-August

Late
August-September

Bergeval
Chrisgold
Colorado
Flopria
Goldrich
Lido
Orangered

Aprisweet
Bergarouge
Delicot
Kioto
Lady Cot
Luizet

Bergeron
Faralia
Harogem
Swired
Tardif de Tain
Tardif de Valence

Recipes with apricots