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Getting Peaches to Ripen

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Fresh fruit is usually not completely ripe when you buy it at the grocery or even at a local farmers' market. This is a guide about getting peaches to ripen.
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August 22, 2016

The eastern peaches are in the grocery store now, and they are juicy and delicious. When I get them, they are hard so I put them in a paper bag and close it with a clothes pin. In a couple of days, they are soft and ready to eat.

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August 30, 2006

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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