Suncrest Peach

Taste: This giant, yellow-skinned fruit has an ambrosial aroma and unusual red-colored flesh that is both firm and full with pockets of sweet liquid. They are very juicy and therefore fragile, making them difficult to transport over long distances!

Nutritional Info:

  • 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 Suncrest Peaches: Suncrests ripen 10 days before Elberta in mid-August.

Best Uses for Suncrest Peaches: The classic juicy peach, as immortalized in Masumoto’s moments leaning over the sink, Suncrest is best consumed fresh on a hot summer day. Try the sweet, very juicy flesh blended into refreshing lemonade with ice or even doctored with rum for a beautiful hued, tropical tasting cocktail.

How to Store Suncrest Peaches: Store peaches unwashed either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. You can eat them chilled, but their floral flavor and sweet summer aroma is best expressed when allowed to sit for 30 minutes or so at room temperature.