Guess what fruit lovers! It’s peach season and these fuzzy fruits are not only delicious, they also are a great source of vitamins and nutrients. Sometimes when you pick them up in the grocery store, you can end up with hard and unripened peaches, but luckily, they can be saved. Here are three ways you can ripen a peach at home.
If you’re looking for the quickest way to ripen your peaches, place them into a paper bag. The peaches contain ethylene gas which is a natural hormone present in fruits that will speed up the ripening process.
If you have a little extra time, simply leave your peaches out on the counter. Make sure each peach is spread apart from each other and placed on their sides. (Note: make sure to handle your peaches gently because they bruise easily.)
Place your peaches stem side down in a linen napkin, cloth or even a pillow case. Place it in a dark and cool place in your home and let them sit for a few days.
Once your delicious peaches are fragrant and ripe, eat them or place them in the refrigerator to stop the ripening. Enjoy and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.