ISO White Peaches
- lipoff Nov 13, 2010 09:50 PM
Do any markets around here, whether Asian or otherwise, have white peaches?
My friend challenged me to find "white peaches as good as in Beijing" in the Boston area, and I am determined to try my best!
We are WAY out of season. But you will NEVER find anything in greater Boston even close to the mythical, HUGE Chinese white peaches.
The best I've had in Boston have been local in July or early August in VERY hot years or the flat peaches that are around at more or less the same time of year.
If anyone would have them this time of year it might be Arax, but the timing/season is all wrong in either hemisphere so I wouldn't even bother.
I've never seen a Chinese white peach in Boston. The good ones are VERY delicate and don't travel very well so I can't imagine exporting them to the US.
White peaches that I ate in China, a long time ago, are still on my list of the most amazing things I've ever eaten! They were perfectly ripe, and must have come from that lady's tree to the train station. Of course, it was un-godly hot, and I was really hungry, and had been on a train for waaay to long, but they were absolutely fabulous! I've tried the American types and nothing even comes close.
I agree with Striper Guy. Peaches are in season here in July-ish and it will be near impossible to find good fresh ones right now.
Even in season, you are in the wrong part of the country to enjoy really really good peaches (white or otherwise). I grew up in South Carolina and the peaches in the south far outshine anything you can get up here. That's not to say you can't find them - you can - but if you're being challenged to a quality contest, this is the wrong part of the country.... Just my opinion. Others will probably disagree.
Haven't seen any for a while. White peaches are grown up north, with a big crop in NY. They were delicious this summer.
I do see white peaches in the Chinese markets in the summer, but as others have mentioned, haven't seen them since the summer. I actually prefer the white peaches and nectarines to the yellow flesh ones.
Any imported fruit would not match what you can find locally and more fresh anyway so not exactly a fair challenge, and admittedly the AP region has so much more varieties of awesome fruit than we have. It's like asking someone in Beijing to find wild blueberries that are as good as the ones from Maine.