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O'Henry peaches are large with an orange skin and bright red blush that covers nearly the entire circumference of the fruit. The skin is thin and slightly fuzzy. The flesh of the O'Henry peach is almost a turmeric yellow with a smooth, firm texture. The freestone peach variety has a bright red pit cavity reflecting the intense color of its skin. O’Henry peaches are juicy and sweet with notes of vanilla and a hint of acid, giving it a greater complexity than the common peach.
O'Henry peaches are available in the late summer months.
O’Henry peaches are a late season variety of Prunus persica from Central California. These especially, the variety indicates the closing of peach season. O’Henry peaches were selected as one of Sunset Magazine’s top five peaches from the West Coast. They are revered for their flavor, size, and excellent storability.
O’Henry peaches are rich in vitamin C. They are a good source of vitamins A and B, as well as dietary fiber, potassium and iron. Peaches are a good source of bioactive compounds including phenolic acids, anthocyanins, flavonoids and procyanidins.
O’Henry peaches are good for fresh-eating and hold up well to cooking and grilling. They can be used in pies, tarts and other baked goods. Sprinkle O’Henry peaches with a pinch of salt to counter their sweetness, or top with ricotta cheese and honey. They can be poached, added fresh to salads, or canned in jams or preserves. O’Henry peaches once ripe will keep refrigerated for up to 3 to 4 days.
O’Henry peaches have been widely cultivated in California since the 1970s. They are among the almost 2,000 different varieties grown in the golden state. California’s Central valley grows more peaches than the 32 other peach-growing states, combined. Over 280,000 tons of freestone peaches were produced in 2013, while the state produced 368,000 tons of the clingstone variety the same year.
O’Henry peaches were introduced in 1968 by Grant Merrill, from Central Valley, California. The variety was immediately popular and thrived in the lush growing region. It is still widely cultivated in California by both commercial and smaller farms. The slow ripening peach is commercially popular for its reliability, long shelf life, and shipping quality. The O’Henry peach is said to be the grandparent to several newer varieties, including the Augustprince peach – a fruit similar in flavor and color. O’Henry peaches are most often seen at farmer’s markets in August and September in California. They are sometimes found in commercial markets throughout the southwestern region.
Recipes that include O'Henry Peaches. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Rhubarbarians||Peach and Pastrami Sandwiches with Peppery Mayo|
|A Healthy Life For Me||Peach Bourbon Thyme Smash|
|Feasting at Home||Peach Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Basil and Infused Honey|
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