When are peaches in season?

Fresh Peaches
Fresh Peaches

There are few reasons to know when peaches are in season. Among them is when to get the best value for your dollar. While many fruits and occasional including peaches are available year-round due to imports there really is a season for peaches. The season may vary somewhat depending on where you live in the country. However, usually, summer is the time when you will get the best value for your dollar. This is when the peaches are the freshest, the most plentiful, and the least costly to put on your families table or two can or make preserves of or to dry for future use.


  • May to October.

When Selecting Peaches Look For:

  • Fairly firm to slightly soft, golden-yellow or cream-colored fruit with a red blush, depending on variety, Peaches which are green, shriveled or bruised should be avoided.

To store:

  • Refrigerate. Use within 3 to 5 days
  • Home can peaches and store in the pantry or root cellar for three years or more.

To prepare:

  • Peel, cut in halves, and remove seed, then slice into wedges
  • To prevent browning, If sliced peaches are not eaten immediately:
    • sprinkle with lemon juice or a little ascorbic-acid mixture for fruit.

To prevent browning:

  • If sliced peaches are not eaten immediately, sprinkle with lemon juice or a little ascorbic-acid mixture for fruit.

To serve:

  • Peaches can be washed and eaten raw unpeeled or peeled.
  • Peaches can be used in recipes below and in salads, desserts, pies, preserves, or smoothies.

Related References:

Recipe – Cookie Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler Dessert
Peach Cobbler Dessert

It’s peach cobbler but with a cookie crust! Satisfyingly sweet with a touch of allspice and soft peach flavor. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

Recipe Ingredients For Peach Cobbler

  • 3-4 peaches sliced
  • 1 cup (340g) + 1 tbsp sugar, divided
  • ½ cup (100 g) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (340g) flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of allspice, or cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Recipe Instructions For Peach Cobbler

  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  • Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with butter then, add the peaches.
  •  Sprinkle 1 tbsp sugar on top of peaches.
  •  With a mixer, cream butter and sugar together until smooth.
  •  Add flour, baking powder, salt, and allspice and stir again.
  •  Next, add egg and vanilla.
  • Mix until just combined.
  •  Spoon mixture over peaches, using a butter knife or clean fingers to get it to spread over the surface.
  •  Bake the cobbler until top is golden brown (about for 40 minutes).
  •  Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Related Reference

Recipe – Peach and Blueberry Porridge

Peach and Blueberry Porridge in a cast iron skillet
Peach and Blueberry Porridge in a cast iron skillet

This gluten-free, and easy to make porridge is a tasty breakfast you can make with limited time on your hands. Simple cook right into your skillet and serve. The perfect dish for up to 4 people.

Recipe Ingredients For Peach and Blueberry Porridge

  • 1 ½ cups (510g) old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup (170g) sliced almonds
  • 1 cup (340g) quinoa cooked
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup (70g) brown sugar
  • ½ pint blueberries
  • 1 peach, fresh or canned is good too
  • 1 ½ cup (315 mL) milk, separated

Recipe Instructions For Peach and Blueberry Porridge

  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  • In a large bowl, toss together oats, almonds, quinoa, maple syrup, honey, and brown sugar.
  • Add tossed mix into a small skillet (8 or 9 inches)
  • then add blueberries and peaches.
  • Pour in 1 cup milk.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until starting to brown.
  • Remove from heat and pour in the remainder of the milk.

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Recipe – Peach Sunrise Smoothie

When the weather heats up, it’s time for a drink to cool you down. This delicious peach sunrise is yummy all on its own or add alcohol to make it a cocktail!

Peach Sunrise Smoothie
Peach Sunrise Smoothie

Recipe Ingredients For Peach Sunrise Smoothie

  • 1 peach, frozen
  • ½ cup/118 mL almond milk, or favorite milk
  • ½ cup/118 mL pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp honey, or any sweetener
  • 2 tbsp grenadine
  • Fresh mint, garnish

Recipe Instructions For Peach Sunrise Smoothie

  • Pour grenadine into the bottom of your glass.
  • Blend peach, almond milk, pineapple juice, and honey in a blender.
  • Pour into glass and garnish.
  • Serve with alcohol, if desired!

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Recipe – Coconut Peach Popsicles

Simply refreshing, these popsicles use hydrating ingredients and are packed with Summer flavors. Store in the freezer for when you need a treat! What kid wouldn’t enjoy a popsicle in a hot summer day?

Coconut Peach Popsicles
Coconut Peach Popsicles

Recipe Ingredients For Coconut Peach Popsicles

  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup/230 mL coconut milk, canned
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup/79 mL orange juice
  • Coconut flakes

Recipe Instructions For Coconut Peach Popsicles

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender, except for coconut flakes.
  • Pour into your popsicle molds and add coconut to the top, then add your stick.
  • Freeze a minimum of 2 hours or up to overnight.

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Recipe – Lavender Peach Puff Pastries

Serve these for breakfast or dessert and watch them disappear! Made with perfectly puffed puff pastry, vanilla yogurt, and sliced peaches. The lavender adds an aromatic twist.

Lavender Peach Puff Pastries
Lavender Peach Puff Pastries

Recipe Ingredients For Lavender Peach Puff Pastries

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 3-4 fresh peaches or 1 15oz can sliced peaches
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • Edible lavender
  • Honey, for drizzling

Recipe Instructions For Lavender Peach Puff Pastries

  • Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
  • Cut puff pastry sheet into 6 rectangles.
  • Put the rectangles on a baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven on the center shelf of the oven
  • Bake for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and spread yogurt on top of each one. Layer with peaches and bake again 10 minutes or until pastry is puffed.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle with honey and sprinkle with lavender.

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