Peach Storage

 

Picking, Handling & Ripening Tips

  • Peaches are ready to pick at 10 to 16 pounds flesh firmness
  • Minimize excessive handling
  • Market fruit as soon as possible
  • Market ripest fruit first
  • Ripe New Jersey peaches do not need to be preconditioned and will generally not get mealy
  • Peach flesh firmness
    • Ready to display – 6 to 8 pounds
    • Ready to eat – 2 to 3 pounds
  • At 68 degrees F  peaches lose about 2 pounds of firmness per day 

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