How do you know when a peach is ripe? My mom grew up in the south, making her a peach expert. She taught us at a young age to only eat a peach when you can smell it. And when they’re not as ripe as you’d like or if you have a peach cobbler, crisp, or galette to make later that day, stick them in a brown paper bag and seal to speed up the process.
This works for mangos too. 🙂
Oh, I always wondered about mangos! I need more of them in my life.
I grew up in rural Michigan and I agree with your mom. Not that it matters much these days. I feel like peaches are increasingly being hybridized into baseball-textured sugar bombs. Real peaches smell rich, ripe and feisty. Ken