When are peaches in season?

Fresh Peaches
Fresh Peaches

There are few reasons to know when peaches are in season. Among them is when to get the best value for your dollar. While many fruits and occasional including peaches are available year-round due to imports there really is a season for peaches. The season may vary somewhat depending on where you live in the country. However, usually, summer is the time when you will get the best value for your dollar. This is when the peaches are the freshest, the most plentiful, and the least costly to put on your families table or two can or make preserves of or to dry for future use.

Season:

  • May to October.

When Selecting Peaches Look For:

  • Fairly firm to slightly soft, golden-yellow or cream-colored fruit with a red blush, depending on variety, Peaches which are green, shriveled or bruised should be avoided.

To store:

  • Refrigerate. Use within 3 to 5 days
  • Home can peaches and store in the pantry or root cellar for three years or more.

To prepare:

  • Peel, cut in halves, and remove seed, then slice into wedges
  • To prevent browning, If sliced peaches are not eaten immediately:
    • sprinkle with lemon juice or a little ascorbic-acid mixture for fruit.

To prevent browning:

  • If sliced peaches are not eaten immediately, sprinkle with lemon juice or a little ascorbic-acid mixture for fruit.

To serve:

  • Peaches can be washed and eaten raw unpeeled or peeled.
  • Peaches can be used in recipes below and in salads, desserts, pies, preserves, or smoothies.

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