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Best ways to store and use Peaches

What is the best storage for peaches? Can you freeze peaches? How long do peaches last in the fridge? We have answers to all of these food-saving questions and storage tips:

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store peaches.
They ripen very quickly if stored on the countertop.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4° C.

Can I Freeze It?


Cut peaches in half or into slices and freeze on a tray before transferring the frozen pieces into a reusable freezer bag. You can also stew stone fruits to make a pie filling and freeze the filling.
If you want to remove the skin from peaches before freezing them, blanch the fruit briefly in boiling water and cool it immediately in a cold water bath. The skins should rub off easily.

Fresher For Longer

Separate out peaches that are ripening more quickly than the rest. Don’t throw bruised peaches away; instead, cut off any brown parts and chop the rest into wedges for a snack.

Ripe peaches yield a bit when pressed gently. To speed up the ripening process, place peaches in a paper bag and store them at room temperature out of direct sunlight.
Once ripe, store them in the fridge to extend their shelf life for a couple more days.

Use It Up

Add peaches to baking, a compote or pie filling, or use in savoury dishes like a salad.

Did You Know?

Peaches, once canned, can last for a long time. They can be used as toppings or as pie fillings.