Are Georgia Peaches Good for Canning?
Canning is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh peaches year-round! Canned peaches are excellent in baking recipes or added to yogurt and cereal for your morning breakfast. But which peaches are right for canning?
Freestone Peaches vs. Clingstone Peaches
You may already have known that there are many different varieties of peaches, but whatever the variety, all peaches fall into one of two categories: freestone or clingstone. The categories are just what they sound like: a clingstone peach has fruit that does not separate from the pit easily while a freestone peach does. Before you buy peaches for canning, you need to know which category they fall into because clingstone peaches are best for this purpose. This is because clingstone peaches tend to have softer, sweeter, juicier flesh than freestone peaches.
How to Use Georgia Peaches
Have you been looking forward to Georgia peach season? It’s one of our favorite times of year, because we love sweet Georgia peaches so much! Sadly, the season is short, but the good news is that Sweet Georgia Peaches for sale at Hale Groves are clingstone peaches. This means that, not only are they delicious when eaten fresh out of hand, they’re also good for canning. That means you can stock up on these peaches for sale and preserve some to enjoy year-round!
Where to Buy Georgia Peaches
You can buy Sweet Georgia Peaches online from Hale Groves! Available for a short time in mid-summer, our Georgia peaches for sale are famed for their sweetness. Hale Groves also offers Orchard Fresh Peaches for sale later in the summer, so you can look forward to a delicious peach delivery even after the Georgian variety are no longer available. Hale Groves is expert at shipping peaches and other fruits. When you buy from Hale Groves, you get Georgia peaches shipped within hours of picking, so they’re as fresh and perfect as possible!
5 Steps to Canned Peaches
Do you have some Hale Groves Sweet Georgia Peaches left over? Try our fast and easy, 5-step process to preserving them for yourself!
You will need:
- 12 c. Hale Groves Sweet Georgia Peaches, peeled and sliced (about 4 pounds)
- 1½ c. sugar
- 4 c. water
- 4 pint jars with lids and rings
- Wash the pint jars in warm, soapy water; rinse well.
- In a large saucepan, dissolve sugar and water over medium-high heat.
- Fill a large stockpot with water and bring to boil. Using tongs, place jars, lids, rings into the boiling water and let boil for 5 minutes to sterilize. Use tongs to remove to a towel and allow to drain.
- While jars are still warm, fill each with sliced peaches and top with sugar syrup, leaving ½” space at the top of each jar. Remove air pockets by pressing peaches down with end of a wooden spoon. Secure jars with lids until tight and process in boiling water for 25 minutes.
- Remove jars from pot using tongs or a jar lifter and lay on towel to cool. Once jars have cooled and lids have sealed, tighten lids again and store in a cool, dark place for up to a year.
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