The Okanagan is renowned for its sweet, succulent, summer peaches. We’re not kidding. We actually have a town named Peachland.
TASTE: sweet, succulent
FLESH: soft, aromatic, juicy
BEST FOR: eating fresh, baking, canning, and freezing
Quick Tip for Peaches:
- Select yellow peaches with a healthy blush.
- Let your nose be your guide. Peaches are a member of the rose family and their fragrant aroma tells you which ones to choose.
- Peaches are picked when mature, and continue to ripen when brought to warmer temperatures. If you want to ripen them more fully, place them in a brown paper bag and fold closed. Keep at room temperature and check them daily, as they ripen quickly.
- A ripe peach will “give” a little with gentle pressure, but they are a delicate fruit so handle carefully to avoid bruising them.
- To prepare for immediate use, cut the peach lengthwise and gently twist the two halves apart to expose the pit.
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