May 30, 2013
The first fruit to ripen in and around St Catherine is the apricot, called mishmish. It ripens at different times, depending on the variety and the elevation, but in the village it has already started. Firther up you still have to wait a bit, so basically in the next weeks there will be some ready to eat somewhere. Apricot is sold in small scale in the village, and also dried ro be used later. At Ramadan huice made of dried apricot is a popular drink.