New Zealand peaches are available from December to March.
Storage and Handling
Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Peaches are native to China and were first cultivated there 2400 years ago. They were carried along the old silk routes to Persia (Iran). The Persians passed the peach to the Romans with cultivation eventually spreading to Europe and the American continent.
- Peaches are stone fruit (drupes) like cherries and apricots and are related to almonds
- Peach flesh can be white, yellow or almost red
Fresh Peaches x 5
*Source: 5+a Day