Getting Peaches to Ripen

Whenever I get store bought peaches, they are rock hard. I put them in a brown paper bag to ripen, but it takes days (it seems like forever) to get them ripe enough to eat. Is there a faster, better way to ripen them quickly?

Thanks for all responses!

Tori

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September 1, 20060 found this helpful
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Add an apple to the bag. Apples release ethylene gas which ripen other fruits quickly. I do this to ripen other fruit like avocados and plums and nectarines, too.

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August 30, 20060 found this helpful

Place a banana in the bag with them they will ripen in half the time.

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August 31, 20060 found this helpful

While growing up, we used to have peach trees. If some were picked too early or blown off or knocked off the tree while still green, my Dad would put the unripe peaches on the kitchen window sill. The sun would ripen them in a few days.

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August 31, 20060 found this helpful

Don't buy them rock hard, buy them with a slight softness to them. Be sure to watch how the cashier handles them, too (some cashiers don't care and will toss them, leaving you to have a bruised mush of a peach at home). By not buying rock hard peaches, they'll be ready to eat soon, not within days or weeks.

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August 31, 20060 found this helpful

You can put a delicious apple in bag with them to hasten ripening.

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August 31, 20060 found this helpful

Put a tomato in the bag. It should be ready in a day or so. I did that by mistake! lol

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August 31, 20060 found this helpful

Put them at room temp with apples or bananas. They both will ripen a lot faster.

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September 10, 20060 found this helpful

This is off topic a bit but I have a peach tree in my yard in western iowa and am having trouble getting it to produce The first year i lived here i had lots of peaches last year it didnt produce a single one this year so far only maybe a handfull any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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