Peaches fall into two categories: clingstone and freestone. In a clingstone peach, the pit "clings" to the flesh. Freestone peaches, the most common, have pits that fall away easily. Peaches range in color from pink-blushed white to gold with red blush. Tey are available from May to October.
A red blush on a peahc does not indicate ripeness. the background color should be overall creamy or yellow. A green background mean the peach was picked too soon and will not ripen further. buy peaches with unbruised and unwrinkled skin. Ripen at room temperature in a paper bag. When soft to the touch and fragrant, store peaches, unwashed, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Check frequently for brown spots.