Some hope for peaches

Does anyone else remember when peaches were soft and fuzzy and sweet as candy? When the juice dribbled down your chin with every bite? The grocery stores here sell peaches that are perfect-looking, but feel as hard as rock and taste like water. I’d pretty much given up on eating this particular fruit, until I bought some at a roadside stand recently….

Just Picked

They had fuzz on the outside and some leaves were still attached! And they were delicious. I’ll be haunting that stand the rest of the summer.

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12 Responses to Some hope for peaches

  1. banbamama says:

    Yep, that is how I remember them. I love inhaling the smell and rubbing the fur against my lips before sinking my teeth into the flesh. yummmmm

  2. Caroline says:

    A lot of fruit just doesn’t taste as nice anymore but we still have nice peaches. I have no clue where they come from. Spain, Morocco? A lot of our fruit comes from Israel. I really like it when they still have leaves.

    • Me too. Caroline, the best peaches I ever had were from a tiny market just off Syntagma Square in Athens, many years ago. They were HUGE and unbelievably sweet. Actually, everything I ate in Greece was superb.

  3. Gail says:

    Boy…did you ever “hit the nail on the head”!! I’ve all but given up on one of my favorite fruits too.
    Even the peaches from our local farmers market are a big disappointment. The only ones that
    seem worth noting these days are the “Saturn” or “Doughnut” peaches which I discovered several years ago. But this year I’ve found that even those are disappointing. Seems they have tried making them bigger and harder to withstand transporting them and now they aren’t good! But that
    seems to be the story with so many of our fruits and veggies! So sad!!

    • Yes, the grocery chains need fruit that won’t spoil quickly, so maybe farmers are told to pick before the fruit is ripe, then they sit in cold storage for who knows how long?

      Welcome to the blog, by the way. 🙂

  4. jacquelincangro says:

    Boy, this looks like a magazine shoot, Carole. Right down to the water droplets on the green leaves.
    There are quite a few good peach stands in NJ. Just a few more weeks here in the Northeast.

  5. delicieux says:

    What gorgeous peaches!!!! It’s amazing how beautiful things like fruit can be.

  6. Mindy says:

    They look delicious! That is quite a lovely photo, the colors are so beautiful!

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