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Peaches, Yellow

Department of Defense fresh fruits and vegetables fact sheet for peaches.

Product Description

Round or oblong fruits with a sweet or slightly tart flavor.  Skin should be yellow with streaks of red or orange.

Peak Growing Season

In California the growing season is from May to November, with peak growth time from June to August.


Can be eaten out-of-hand or sliced and added to yogurts, salads, pies, etc.


Peaches bruise easily so handle with care, rinse in cool water and dry before serving.


Check for ripeness of fruits, if firm keep at room temperature (65-70 degrees Fahrenheit) until ripened.  If ripe, refrigerate at 32 degrees Fahrenheit for storage, but do not store longer than one week.

Best if Used By

Best used immediately, or within the first week if being stored in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
117 Count

One 3.56 ounce peach (1/2 cup) provides:

Calories 30 kcal
Protein 0.70 g
Fat 0.19 g
Carbohydrates 7.35 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 6.46 g
Calcium 5 mg
Iron 0.19 mg
Magnesium 7 mg
Phosphorus 15 mg
Potassium 146 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Zinc 0.13 mg

Sources of Information

Produce Oasis [] External link opens in new window or tab.
National Agricultural Library [] External link opens in new window or tab.
USDA Food and Nutrition Service [] External link opens in new window or tab.
Produce Marketing Association [] External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions: Amy Bell | | 800-952-5609 
Last Reviewed: Monday, April 6, 2015

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