Proper Storage of Peaches
Peach 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.