By Ellen Wallace
Saillon, Switzerland (GenevaLunch.com) – There are dozens of good reasons to go to canton Valais right now, starting with temperatures that fall one degree for every 200 metres or so of altitude in the Alps.
But the best reason for the next week to 10 days is apricots, fully ripe now, with wonderful flavour and selling for about CHF6/kg at roadside stands that have suddenly appeared everywhere.
Buy as many as you can eat in two days, close your eyes and enjoy one of Switzerland’s finest treats.
They are picked ripe and don’t keep at this stage: they’re meant to be eaten, right now.