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General Produce


Common Packs:

Single-layer and two-layer tray packs

Volume-fill boxes

Receiving Inspecting:

Choose bright, fresh-looking peaches with cream to yellow skin and red blush or mottling. Ripe peaches should give to gentle palm pressure. Avoid bruised, discolored, or green fruit.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less):


  • 32-36° F/0-2° C; store in back of cooler
  • 90-98% relative humidity

Unripe (to ripen)

  • 55-70° F/13-21° C; store outside the cooler
  • 90-98% relative humidity
14 to 28 days.

Uneven ripening, shriveling, and flavor loss are signs of immature fruit. Flesh browning, mealy texture, and poor flavor indicate chill injury.

Usage Ideas:

  • Marinate sliced peaches in balsamic syrup and sugar; top angel food or cornmeal cakes.
  • Grill halved peaches and chicken pieces until charred; drizzle with roasted chile-yogurt dressing.