Above Left Town Crier file photo; Above Right and right Photos courtesy of Robin Chapman
In addition to filling the region with pink blossoms in spring, above left, apricot trees and their bounty allow growers to make jam, above right. The old apricot tree, right, still graces the garden of a Los Altos home on Covington Road. Apricot trees can live 50 years, or even longer if planted in the hills.

It was really paradise.

– Steve Jobs, on growing up among abundant apricot trees in Los Altos

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