How to Select & Ripen Fresh Peaches
Fresh peaches are intensely fragrant and give slightly to gentle pressure. Avoid those which are hard or have soft, mushy spots or bruises. To ripen peaches, place them in a paper bag along with an apple. Close the bag, then let it stand at room temperature for 1 or 2 days or until the peaches are ripened. Store the ripe peaches in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.