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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

PEACHES — FRESH, RAW, WHOLE

Pantry Refrigerator
Blue Arrow Green Arrow 1-3 days or until ripe
RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 3-5 days once ripe
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 10-12 months
Tips
  • How long do peaches last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — after purchasing, keep peaches in a dry area.
  • Properly stored, peaches will become fully ripe in about 1 to 3 days at normal room temperature.
  • How can you make peaches ripen faster? To hasten ripening, put peaches in a brown paper bag, close it and leave on the counter.
  • Do not refrigerate peaches until they are fully ripe — allowing to ripen at room temperature will result in more flavorful, juicy peaches.
  • To extend the shelf life of fully ripe peaches, place in a plastic bag and refrigerate; for best results, bring the peaches back to room temperature before using.
  • How long do peaches last in the refrigerator? Fully ripe peaches will last for about 3 to 5 days in the fridge.
  • Can you freeze raw peaches? Yes: (1) Wash, pit and halve or slice peaches; (2) Coat peaches with a solution made of 1/2 teaspoon of ascorbic acid for each 6 tablespoons of cold water to prevent darkening; (3) Add 2/3 cup sugar to each quart of fruit and stir until sugar is dissolved; (4) Place in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do peaches last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only — peaches that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if peaches are bad or spoiled? Peaches that are spoiling will typically become very soft, develop dark spots and start to ooze; discard any peaches if mold appears or if the peaches have an off smell or appearance.

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