All our Peaches at Cherry Hill are freestone varieties and are great for eating, freezing, canning or baking.
Types of peaches we grow: Red Haven, Glohaven, Blazing Star, Starfire (all cling free peaches).
Typically in season: Ripe the month of August through the first part of September.
Picking and Storage Tips:
- Peaches that are dripping juice right off the tree are wonderful, but can be difficult to transport.
- Select Peaches that have a yellow undertone instead of green.
- The ridge on the peach should just give when pressed gently with your thumb.
- Peaches will finish ripening within one to seven days off of the tree.
- Spread the Peaches out on a single layer of newspaper, at room temperature.
- Do not let them touch each other.
- Do not transport Peaches or store Peaches in plastic, the heat and humidity will cause them to mold.
- Treat Peaches gently.
- Putting Peaches in the refrigerator can cause loss of flavor and texture, also the moisture can discolor the fruit
- One pound of fresh Peaches equal: *2 to 4 medium size peaches *2 cups sliced Peaches *1 1/2 cups pureed Peaches
- If you start with a Peach pit, it can take up to four years until your peach tree is able to produce fruit. Peach trees can live as long as 40 years, with the proper care, pruning and climate.
- A Peach tree is able to yield fruit for roughly 35 to 40 years.
- Peaches are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.
- Peaches are also a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin A, Niacin and Potassium.
- Peaches are a very good source of Vitamin C.
- A medium size Peach (with the skin) contains 1 gram of fiber.