Taste: O’Henrys have a rich, round flavor that is the result of a slightly higher acid content. The juice is tropical-tasting and reminiscent of a nectarine.
- 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 O’Henry Peaches: O’Henry’s herald the end of the peach season, beginning to ripen even after the famously late-season Elberta’s. Look for O’Henry at the end of September.
Best Uses For O’Henry Peaches: O’Henry’s can be neatly ripped in half. The flesh is firm yet fin textured, and holds its shape well when grilled or baked. Try it fresh or lightly caramelized with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the center, or sliced and coated in cinnamon and brown sugar for a peach crumble.
How to Store O'Henry Peaches: If your peaches are a bit hard, place them in a paper bag on the counter to ripen up. Refrigerating for too long will cause them to go mealy, so eat these ones fast!