Is if okay to use in jams if the area around the apricot pit is brown?

Asked July 6, 2014, 5:50 PM EDT

The outside of my Blenheim apricots look normal, but some of them are brown around the pit. Others look porous and brown around the pit (see picture). They taste okay, but I didn't know if they will affect my jams and syrups. I freeze them 'til later to make. Thank you for any info.

Note: My tree is affected by brown rot, affecting less than 10% of the crop. I remove the affected fruit as I see them and at the end of the season, I cut off the affected limbs.

Santa Clara County California

2 Responses

These are perfectly sage to use. Just may change color slightly.

These are perfectly sage to use. Just may change color slightly.