Peaches

Peaches are a characteristically fuzzy fruit native to northwest China. They are a member of the stone fruit family, meaning that they have one large middle seed, along with cherries, apricots, plums, and nectarines.

The inner flesh of a peach can range in color from white to yellow or orange. There are two different varieties of peaches: freestone and clingstone, which refer to whether the flesh sticks to the inner seed or easily comes apart.

  • When you eat peaches it can help with numerous things, For instance, it can help reduce wrinkles, improve overall skin texture and help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution. Not only that but peaches have a lot of Vitamin C. Make sure the peaches are pesticides free! if not you are just consuming a lot of unnecessary chemicals. You can find all different types of peaches at our store or farmers market all over the San Joaquin Valley and Bay Area!
  • As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C, peaches can also help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. While an adequate vitamin C intake is necessary and very beneficial as an antioxidant, the amount necessary to consume for treatment purposes for cancer is thought to be beyond oral intake.
  • When you eat peaches throughout your life, reduce wrinkles, improve overall skin texture and help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, it has the antioxidant vitamin C (helps with skin).

They are distinguished by their fuzzy thin skin with hues of red, pink and gold blushing throughout. The flesh is aromatic, juicy when ripe, and golden colored with red bleeds at the skin and surrounding the central rough surfaced rust colored pit. They are often identified as a traditional “true” peach, meaning the fruit exudes a classic peach flavor, balancing sugar and acid for a well-rounded flavor. We have Over 20 different varieties throughout the season!

The season can range depending on how the weather was the year before, but it is usually from May – October

We have over 20 different types of peaches that we distribute throughout the San Joaquin Valley and the Bay Area! There are two different colors of peaches: yellow fleshed, known as golden and white-fleshed, known as silver. Peaches are also classified as clingstone or freestone, signaling to whether the fruit’s pit hugs its flesh or is easily removed. Most yellow-fleshed peaches are clingstone varieties while white-fleshed peaches fall into the freestone category. The greatest difference between the two is really about texture and taste. Clingstone varieties tend to lean on the side of extremely juicy and flavor-forward making them very suitable for baking and canning while freestone varieties are generally less succulent and thus chosen for fresh eating. 

 All the peaches are native to China. There you will find the only wild peaches still growing today! Peaches were first brought to Iran. From there it became huge, it was a global trade, it came into northern and Southern hemispheres which experience opposite summers and winters allowing for year round availability. Peach trees require wet winters and hot dry summers.