My pick of the week is white peaches. Mid-January every year is when peaches hit their peak. Nectarines are also great, but February is really their month. To be truthful, it’s hard to say if the white peaches are any better than the yellows this week, they are both fantastic quality and great eating. Our growers have more whites than yellows this week, so that’s what we are promoting. You won’t be disappointed whichever peach you buy. The hot weather down south in the Swan Hill where the peaches are coming from is ideal for sweetness and flavour. They don’t get any better than right now, enjoy!
HOW TO PICK
Look for fruit that's smooth and unblemished. If you’re looking for one to eat right away, ripe fruit will give a bit when pressed gently. Because they bruise easily, peaches should be handled with care, especially when ripe.
HOW TO STORE
Store peaches at room temperature until ripe, this usually takes a few days. Storing ripe stone fruit in the crisper drawer will prolong its eating life - it should keep for up to a week when refrigerated.