Fruit Maven’s Guide to Peaches!

May 25th, 2012 | Fruit Maven

I found myself up in Santa Monica this past week visiting the famed farmer’s market there and was truly blown away by the quality of fruit on those tables. I had been once before on the weekend and couldn’t figure out what the fuss was about, but apparently vendors pull out all the stops for the restauranteurs that show up on Wednesdays. Or someone spread the word that THE fruit maven was coming this time, hard to say…

One of the first little fruit that caught my eye was this Desert Gold Peach. Is it me or does it look like a heart? It’s a heart! Fruit! A heart fruit!. I have a history with heart shaped fruit, but none so surprising and obvious! It was love at first fruit.

This set me off on a tizzy of peach buying apparently because somehow I ended up with no less than five different varieties in my bag. This is compared to zero varieties of apricots, which were also in abundance but um…obviously I don’t like very much. I’ve only ever talked about one other peach, which was the O’Henry and it was my first post on Fruit Maven. At the time, I had a wordpress hosted site and my very first comment was about how I shouldn’t be so mean to peaches. From that moment on I was hooked on blogging!

P.S. Don’t like peaches? Don’t worry! There are none (zero!) in my new book, Fruit is Fabulous: An Alphabet Book. It’s a healthy, fun digital book of fruit for kids and adults available on Kindle – designed for lovers and haters of peaches alike. You’re going to love it! I just know it.

Sugar Time Peach

Sunlit Snow Peach

Queen Sauzee Donut Peach

Rings of Saturn Donut Peach

Desert Gold Peach


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  • VV May 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks! Good tip to try midweek farmers’ markets. I love it when the flesh doesn’t cling to the stone; now I know what to ask for! The wink really added to the eyerolls (like acid adds to sweetness for perfect flavor).

  • Fruit Maven May 25, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Hahaha. Thanks VV! You’re the best.

  • Megan May 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Not sure if you have access to the peaches from Murray Farms (Bakersfield), but if you see them, do buy. We’re pretty starved for stone fruit out here in the desert, and would probably gnaw on kitchen sponges soaked in peach Kool-aid if we had to, but MF says they only pick at the peak of ripeness, and our customers are gaga over them.

  • Fruit Maven May 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Murray Farms were at the Santa Monica market, but they didn’t have peaches – just berries and cherries. I got some fantastic olalliberries that I’m hoping to post about this week.

    Murray doesn’t come down to San Diego :(

  • Aunt Susan Aug 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I learned a lot! Thanks!

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