If you browse plant catalogs, there are usually comments such as "hold well for market growers" which is when I expect that the unstated part is..."and taste like cardboard."
Originally Posted by blazedog
Peaches are so reliant on water, temperature, time of rainfall" that some years just aren't great. This year, the peaches from the Hill Country are marvelous. THe ones at the Farmer's Market are picked a few days short of ripe and the growers suggest leaving them on the counter for a couple of days.
When I find that they are mealy, I usually slice them then freeze them for using in cobblers or other baking later on. The flavor improves with heat and sugar. Not the same as fresh juicy ripe peaches, but not as irritating as throwing out something I paid good money for.
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