This is a round juicy fruit with downy, yellowish red skin and a rough stone. There are many varieties of clingstone and freestone peaches which are grown in the Similkameen. Great for eating raw as well as baking, cooking and canning. Available in August.
One of our new packaging lines for peaches is the 3L basket
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A Good Peach Recipe
Peach Upside Down Cake
1 1/3 cups
1 3/4 tsp
Peaches, sliced thin
Fresh lemon juice
Oven Temp ~ 375° Baking Time ~ 35 Min.
Pan Type ~ 8 inch round pan
Melt the 5 tablespoons of butter in an 8-inch round pan. Add the brown sugar and nutmeg and blend well. Remove the pan from the heat and arrange the peach slices, slightly overlapping them, on the brown-sugar mixture. Sprinkle
the peach slices with lemon juice.
Sift the flour with the sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir the butter to soften it, then mix with the flour mixture, milk and vanilla extract.
Mix until the flour is dampened.
Beat the batter for two minutes with an electric mixer at medium speed or beat 300 strokes by hand. Add the egg, and beat for one minute longer with the mixer or 150 strokes by hand. Pour the batter over the peaches.
Bake for suggested time. Cool the cake in
the pan for five minutes and then invert it onto a serving plate; let stand for one minute more before lifting off the pan. Serve warm.
ORIGIN, HISTORY OF CULTIVATION
Peaches were probably the first fruit crop domesticated in China about 4000 years ago. Cultivars grown today derive largely from ecotypes native to southern China, an area with climate similar to that of the southeastern USA, a major peach growing region. Peaches were moved to Persia (Iran) along silk trading routes. In fact, the epithet persica denotes Persia, which is where Europeans thought peaches originated. Greeks and especially Romans spread the peach throughout Europe and England starting in 300-400 BC. Peaches came to the new world with explorers of the 16th-17th centuries, with the Portuguese introducing it to South America and Spaniards to the northern Florida coast of North America. Native Americans and settlers distributed the peach across North America into southern Canada, and it is cultivated in 2/3 of the 48 contiguous states today.