What's the problem with Costco's peaches?
- roxlet Jul 3, 2013 06:20 PM
For the second year in a row, we have bought some amazing-smelling and looking peaches from Costco that simply refuse to soften up. Before last year, the peaches I would get from Costco were so delicious, I thought I was back in Italy. I have tried everything -- keeping them uncovered on the counter, covering them, and covering them with a banana inside. What's the story? Why don't these peaches ripen?
Not sure it's just Costco. I've had similar problems at several grocers over recent years to the point that I no longer buy any "fresh" peaches at grocery stores. Either they do not ripen or they are typically dry / mealy. I've occasionally been lucky to get a few decent ones, but for the most part, they've been uneatable.
Only "fresh" peaches I get now are directly from a local orchard.
I have bought them for the past 3 weeks at the CA Costco. The peaches AND nectarines - and they have been wonderful.
However, I understand your frustration as I believe there is a very small window in which they are good and then they are hard and do not ripen.
I'm surprised that they smell great but don't ripen. Maybe try the brown paper bag method?