Caring For Your Peaches
If you have perfectly selected fresh peaches but you don't know how to storage them for your needs, our team and experts are here to help guide you. General Peach Storage Tips are provided by The Georgia Peach Council.
In order for your peaches to ripen properly, do not place them in the refrigerator. Simply put them on your counter at room temperature until they reach your desired ripeness. For faster ripening, place peaches in a brown paper bag on the kitchen counter. Once your peaches have reached ripeness, then and only then should you place them in the refrigerator. They should last an additional week or so in the refrigerator. For maximum flavor, allow your peaches to reach room temperature before eating (about 30 minutes). Once your peaches are sliced, you can add a few dashes of lemon juice or coat with a citric acid solution to prevent excessive browning.
TIPS FOR FREEZING PEACHES
If you are planning to cook or bake a recipe with your peaches at a later date, you'll need to know how to preserve your peaches once they have ripened. View our below for the best tips for freezing your peaches.
• Peaches should be soft & ripe before freezing.
• Peel & slice peaches into a bowl of water mixed with a citric acid powder, making sure to cover the peach slices with the water solution. This will keep peaches from turning brown when they are thawed.
• Drain all water from the peaches before freezing.
• Sugar may be added to the peaches at this point, if desired.
• Pack peaches in freezer bags about ¾ full.
• Flatten bags and freeze.
This summer, don't forget to order your Georgia Peaches from Pearson Farm! We proudly ship our peaches all over the U.S.
Caring For Your Pecans
Many of our customers have requested information on how to properly store pecans. Pecans have a high oil content, as such they are prone to spoilage, or rancidity over time if not stored properly. Toasted and candied pecans are even more prone to rancidity as they have been subjected to very high temperatures in the cooking process. In-shell pecans as a rule will last longer than any of the above.
How to Properly Store Pecans
• Pecans kept at room temperature in a sealed airtight container will last up to 45 days.
• Refrigerate your pecans to extend the freshness for 9-10 months.
• When frozen in an airtight container, pecans can last up to 2 years.
• Store alone. Pecans have a high oil content and the tendency to absorb odors when stored with other items.
VISIT OUR RECIPE PAGE FOR DELICIOUS IDEAS ON HOW TO COOK WITH YOUR PEARSON FARM PECANS.
Nut Free Facility - We clean, shell and cook our pecans in facilities that are free of any other nuts.