11 Jul Peaches (Storage + Cooking Tips)
Peaches continue to ripen after they’re picked, so where you store them depends on ripeness. For unripe peaches, store at room temperature away from direct sunlight until they reach desired ripeness. To speed up ripening, place peaches in a paper bag.
For peaches that are already ripe, store in the refrigerator to prevent further ripening. Once ripe, eat within 3-4 days.
Peaches produce high amounts of ethylene gas, which speeds the ripening process, so store away from other fruits and vegetables.
Enjoy them fresh (our favorite)!
Peaches can easily be flash frozen to use later in recipes where they will be cooked. To freeze, wash peaches, peel if desired, and slice to desired size. Lay peach slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for about 2 hours or until just frozen. Transfer to a freezer-safe airtight container for freezing.
Peaches can also be preserved by canning or making jam. To do so, consult a trusted canning or jam recipe.