Storing, Handling and Temperature

Storage and Handling of  Jersey Peaches

 

  • Minimize Handling and Stacking

  • Market fruit as soon as possible

  • Market ripest fruit first

  • Ripe Jersey peaches do not need to be preconditioned and will generally not get wooly or mealy

  • Peach flesh firmness

    • Ready to pick – 10 to 16 pounds

    • 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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