Available January, February, March, May, June July, August, September, October, November, December
Storage/Handling: Temperature: shipping point and in transit, 32 to 40 F. Ethylene producer (Do not store or transport ethylene-sensitive items with commodities that produce ethylene.) Highly sensitive to freezing injury. (Likely to suffer injury by one light freezing.) The popular red blush may be present on peaches in varying degrees depending upon the variety, but it is not a true sign of maturity.
Indigenous to China, the Peach has made it’s journey through Persia to the Americas where it evolved into countless varieties. The peach’s characteristic fuzzy skin reveals a deep yellow flesh, sometimes speckled with red depending on variety. Known for it’s sweet flavor balanced perfectly by acidity, the peach is perfect to use in deserts and savory dishes alike. Peaches are generally classified into two categories: freestone, where the flesh falls freely from the pit and clingstone, where the flesh clings to the pit. Peaches contain antioxidants that have been shown to help prevent cancer, heart disease and counteract some of the effects of aging. Peaches contain vitamin A, which has been shown to contribute to healthy eyes and skin.