The numerous sweet and savory options that are available when it comes to peach stone fruit often go over looked when this fruit is in season. That’s because they taste satisfyingly sweet when they are in their peak and are usually eaten as a whole fruit, as-is. They’re usually cheap too. If you’re going to stock up on them, make sure to purchase a mix of various ripeness so that they are not all ready to eat at the same time. (Unless you are planning on preparing/serving them all at once).
If they’re not in season, they will be disappointing. However, if you like peaches that are textured like apples then off-season is a good time to buy.
White flesh peaches, yellow peaches, Carolina peaches… they’re all good when they’re ripe and ready. Try the different varieties and find your favorite.
Donut peaches are equivalent to peaches with a birth defect. They are not supposed to come donut shaped but if you want them, they’re usually sold in a plastic clamshell package (please recycle!)
There’s nothing wrong with eating the skin but it can be a choking hazard for children so please peel before serving to little ones.