Bursting with sweetness, Eckert’s peaches herald the arrival of summer. The Eckert family selects only the best-tasting peach varieties.


 

TYPICAL SEASON:
JULY-AUGUST

AVAILABLE AT:
BELLEVILLE
Grafton

We have a plentiful supply of tree-ripened peaches available for purchase at Eckert’s Belleville Country Store, Eckert's Grafton Farm and Eckert’s St. Louis Farm Market

Buying and Storing
When selecting peaches, choose slightly firm and plump peaches that yield somewhat to pressure. Blushes are an indicator of the variety of peach, but not its ripening status. Tree-ripened peaches need additional ripening once purchased to increase their softness and juiciness. Place peaches in a paper bag, and set a room temperature for 2 to 3 days. Do not refrigerate unripe peaches because this inhibits ripening and causes the fruit to become dry, mealy, and flavorless. Once peaches are ripe, they can be refrigerated from 5 to 7 days.

Click here to learn how to freeze peaches.

Since ripening schedules and crop availability are not an exact science, always be sure to check the Eckert’s Crop Update to find out what crop(s) are available.

 

FROM THE ECKERT'S FAMILY RECIPE BLOG