Taste: This large peach has firm, honeyed flesh. It's the perfect peach for canning, cooking into pies and crumbles, or simply enjoying on its own.
- Peaches are rich in phytochemicals called phenols that act as antioxidants
- Peaches help in maintaining healthy skin owing to the presence of a good amount of vitamin C, which also provides a defense against harmful free radicals and infections
- Peaches are rich in beta-carotene, which plays an important role in maintaining healthy eyesight
When to Look for Fairhaven Peaches: Fairhavens are an early-season peach that can be found about three weeks earlier than Elberta and one week before Halehavens, usually in the beginning of August.
Best Uses for Fairhaven: An all purpose peach, Fairhavens are firm enough to grill, caramelize, make pies, dry into peach rings, or just eat on their own with a dash of cinnamon and vanilla.
How to Store Fairhaven Peaches: Like all peaches, fairhavens need to be soften on the counter top and then stored in the refrigerator. Keep an eye on them so they don't get too soft!