Peaches are a fantastic any-time snack and great sliced up in fruit or vegetable salads, pies, flans or on top of cheesecakes and pavlovas. They are also brilliant for jams and chutneys and make an excellent accompaniment to chicken, pork and fish.
Peaches bruise easily so they must be handled with care. Peaches generally arrive in a firm condition and will have flesh that crunches when eaten. As the fruit ripens, the flesh will soften and become juicier.