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What's wrong with the peaches this year.

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What's wrong with the peaches this year.

I find that they just don't ripen all the way through, before portions of it start to go bad.
I bought loose USA ones 3 week ago, a basket of Ontario this week, and some single ones from Ontario and the same thing. They are nice and firm when I get them, I stand them up stem side down, and by the time they are soft of the outside, the inside it not. So I leave them longer the inside finally ripens but the outside starts to rot in spots
That's it..my favorite fruit is kaibashed for this year.
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Farmers market has better peaches than Loblaws.
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I think it is a problem of when they are picked. Most fruits and vegetables are picked under ripe with the hope of ripening in transit but, if picked too early, the situation you are having happens. I find the same problem with nectarines and other tree fruits.
Perhaps getting your fruit locally and at fruit stands may be better?
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What's your air conditioning situation like? If your house is too chilled, no matter where you get your peaches, they won't ripen properly.
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Peaches bought at Loblaws. With this brutal summer the aircon has been most of the time at 20. Good thought.
Farmers market up the road here sat mornings.. I'll try another experiment
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Ive gotten mine from the local farmers market and they have been great, shop local.
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Peaches are still early in Ontario, which means they won't be freestone yet. They should be more evenly ripe as the season progresses.
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I think it is still too early for Ontario peaches...the Peach festival isn't until the last weekend of August...I am SOOOOOOO looking forward to that weekend when I can actually have edible peaches!

If you think your peaches are bad now, wait a few weeks and go to the Winona Peach Festival to have some GREAT peaches.
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toram23901 wrote: I think it is still too early for Ontario peaches...the Peach festival isn't until the last weekend of August...I am SOOOOOOO looking forward to that weekend when I can actually have edible peaches!

If you think your peaches are bad now, wait a few weeks and go to the Winona Peach Festival to have some GREAT peaches.
It depends on the variety of peach. They are an all summer crop depending on the orchard. The one near me has them right through to end of September.
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Pete_Coach wrote: I think it is a problem of when they are picked. Most fruits and vegetables are picked under ripe with the hope of ripening in transit but, if picked too early, the situation you are having happens. I find the same problem with nectarines and other tree fruits.
Perhaps getting your fruit locally and at fruit stands may be better?
I hate fruit now because of this.. .I googled around... and it is now almost epidemic like proportions. It is a very common practice that fruit gets sold like this... Where they pick them early, hoping they ripen in transit.

I can NEVER find good kiwi. :(
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I got some decent big ones at Basics this week but I got lucky on the basket, the rest looked terrible and sister look like they would ripen properly....I also agree it's rally too early. Square 3L basket, Vineland Growwrs is what I got.

I also find when purchasing those narrow 3l plastic baskets of peaches they pack them too tight and most of the peaches bruise so they start rotting at the bruised part as the middle ripens....i avoid most of those tightly packed peaches where they cram 16 in the basket.
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Pete_Coach wrote: I think it is a problem of when they are picked. Most fruits and vegetables are picked under ripe with the hope of ripening in transit but, if picked too early, the situation you are having happens. I find the same problem with nectarines and other tree fruits.
Perhaps getting your fruit locally and at fruit stands may be better?
I hate fruit now because of this.. .I googled around... and it is now almost epidemic like proportions. It is a very common practice that fruit gets sold like this... Where they pick them early, hoping they ripen in transit.

I can NEVER find good kiwi. :(
This has been the norm for many many decades. Buying fruit and vegetables locally is always the best but it is only for a few weeks a year.
Any fruit and vegetables we get in our "off season" (which is most of the year) are shipped this way. Exotic fruits and veggies spend weeks on a ship in a container before they even reach our shores, let aone how long it takes to get to our grocer. None of those can be ripe when picked.
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toram23901 wrote:I think it is still too early for Ontario peaches...the Peach festival isn't until the last weekend of August...I am SOOOOOOO looking forward to that weekend when I can actually have edible peaches!

If you think your peaches are bad now, wait a few weeks and go to the Winona Peach Festival to have some GREAT peaches.
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toram23901 wrote: I think it is still too early for Ontario peaches...the Peach festival isn't until the last weekend of August...I am SOOOOOOO looking forward to that weekend when I can actually have edible peaches!

If you think your peaches are bad now, wait a few weeks and go to the Winona Peach Festival to have some GREAT peaches.
It depends on the variety of peach. They are an all summer crop depending on the orchard. The one near me has them right through to end of September.
Peak season in Ontario is the last week of August and the first two weeks of September. They start in July though.
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last week enjoyed peaches from ontario(niagara) bought the 3L basket from foodbasics

really good tasty and soft

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