How to Pick a Peach
Tree ripened until they reach their peak in flavor for the best eating experience! Our peaches are tree ripened until their reach their peak in flavor for the best eating experience of the season!
THE RIGHT TOUCH
Give the peach a gentle squeeze near the tip. If it’s a bit soft, it’s ready to eat. Still firm? A crunchier peach might be great for a salad.
Pick up a peach and give it a sniff. Good peaches smell, well, good. Like a peach should!
Even more important than scent is color. Peaches should be rich in color over most of the fruit; stay away from peaches that have green tones.
ALL ABOUT THE BRIX
Each day we measure Brix, or sugar levels, in our peaches (using a refractometer). The higher the Brix, the sweeter, juicier, and more flavorful the peach.
BRIX SCORE CHART
- 17-18: Unbelievable peach
- 15-16: Extraordinary peach. Aromatic, juicy, flavor-packed, very sweet, deep gold background color when fully ripe
- 11-14: Our Brix level standard. Excellent, sweet-tasting, flavorful
- 9-10: Inconsistent ripening and flavor
- 5-8: Will not ripen properly
Burrata & Peach Heirloom Tomato Salad
2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 package fresh BF burrata
1-2 large peaches, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2-3 tablespoons BF Italian balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
3-4 sprigs fresh mint, chopped
- 1. Place 4 tomato slices on plate or platter and top each with a piece of fresh burrata, followed by a slice of peach. Follow this process 2 more times, until you have 2 layers of tomatoes, 2 layers of cheese and 2 layers of peaches.
- 2. Drizzle each tower with balsamic vinegar. You can adjust vinegar according to your taste.
- 3. Top the towers with chopped basil & mint.
NOTE: Fresh Baguette slices are great on the side!