Peaches are ready to eat when they are soft, almost mushy, and they ripen fast. If it is going to be a few days before you eat your peaches you can buy them when they are hard to the touch and wait for them to ripen (soften).
Climate and origin
Peaches are believed to have originated in China, and grow well in temperate climates which are not too cold.
Peaches have a sweet to tart taste and a very soft texture. They can be eaten with or without the skin.
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