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Storage & Nutrition Facts

Peaches Storage & Nutrition Facts

peach storagePeach storage tips (provided by The Georgia Peach Council):

  • In order for your peaches to ripen properly, do not place them in the refrigerator.
  • Simply put them on your counter at room temperature until they reach your desired ripeness.
  • For faster ripening, place peaches in a brown paper bag on kitchen counter.
  • Once your peaches have reached your desired ripeness, then and only then should you place them in the refrigerator.
  • Upon being placed in the refrigerator, they should last an additional week or so.
  • For maximum flavor, allow your peaches to reach room temperature before eating (about 30 minutes).
  • Once your peaches are sliced, you can add a few dashes of lemon juice or coat with a citric acid solution to prevent excessive browning.

Tips for Freezing Peaches

  • Peaches should be soft & ripe before freezing.
  • Peel & slice peaches into a bowl of water mixed with a citric acid powder, making sure to cover the entire slices of peach with the water solution. This will keep peaches from turning brown when they are thawed.
  • Drain all water from the peaches before freezing.
  • Sugar may be added to the peaches at this point, if desired.
  • Pack peaches in freezer bags about ¾ full.
  • Flatten bags and freeze.

Pearson Farm is a family owned peach and pecan farm in Fort Valley, GA. We've been growing delicious Georgia Peaches for over 100 years! This summer, don't forget to order your Georgia Peaches from Pearson Farm! We proudly ship our peaches all over the U.S.

Pecan Storage & Nutrition Facts

Many of our customers have requested information on how to properly store pecans. To help our friends and customers maintain their Pearson Farm pecans as fresh as possible, we have provided this information.

Pecans contain a high fat content, as such they are prone to spoilage, or rancidity over time if not stored properly. Roasted and candied pecans are even more prone to rancidity as they have been subjected to very high temperatures in the process. In-shell pecans as a rule will last longer than any of the above.

  • At room temperature (70°F) pecans will usually last 20 days, if in a sealed, airtight, container, maybe 45 days.
  • In a refrigerator at (34°F) in an airtight container, pecan storage life increases dramatically, easily achieving 9 to 10 months.
  • In a freezer at (0°F) in an airtight container, 18 months to 2 years of freshness should be the norm.

Pecans can be thawed and re-frozen numerous times, if you remember to temper them, or thaw them in the refrigerator, and avoid warm temperatures. The high oil content in pecans also makes them prone to absorbing odors from other things stored with them. Always keep pecans in an airtight container. As always, don’t forget to ENJOY your Pearson Farm pecans. Always in good taste!

Nut Free Facility - We take great pride in that we care for our pecans from planting the trees to harvesting, cleaning and shelling and that there are no other nuts in our facilities or kitchen.