Dehydrating Peaches

Peaches

Start dehydrating peaches in your favorite dehydrator. See our Nesco and Excalibur dehydrators as examples. Dehydrated peaches are ideal for snacks, cobblers, cookies, breads, and healthy granola!

Check out a great Allrecipes Peach Cobbler farther down the page.

Peach Nutrition Info.

Peaches are high in vitamin A, and vitamin C, followed by vitamin K, Choline, and Folate.

In the mineral department, peaches are high in Potassium, followed by Phosphorus, Magnesium, Fluoride, and Calcium. Peaches also contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids too!





Peach Cobbler!

Look forward to making
Peach Melba or Peach Cobbler
ANY Time of the Year!

Treat yourself to this easy Peach Cobbler.

The recipe is courtesy of Allrecipes.com





Dehydrating Peaches

NOTE: If you want to make dehydrating peaches a little easier on yourself, how about dehydrating frozen peaches? Just a thought ... Yes, I know they're already processed, i.e. 'storable', but you'll be freeing up space in your freezer!

If using frozen peaches, ignore steps 1 and 2.

  1. Wash fresh peaches, peel if desired, remove the pit, and either slice in half, or cut into 1/4" slices
  2. Fresh peaches need to be pre-treated, so toss the peaches in a bowl and spray liberally with lemon juice TIP: Use a pump-top from a new unused spray bottle, pick one that fits your lemon juice bottle. Look for one that has a long enough plastic tube that'll reach to the bottom of your lemon juice bottle.
  3. If you decided to simply cut your peaches in half, place them on your food dehydrator trays with the cut-side up to prevent drips on the lower trays!
  4. Turn on your dehydrator and set the temperature between 125°F and 135°F (or per your food dehydrator's instructions).
  • Drying time: between 6-16 hours and they will feel pliable when dried.
  • Remember to rotate your food dehydrator trays, for even drying.

If you've got plump fresh peaches and you are cutting them in half AND you use an Excalibur Dehydrator---you're in luck!

What? How so? Sometimes we don't get enough room between trays with biggish fruit, even sliced fruit, so when using an Excalibur dehydrator, we can remove a tray and leave a space.

This is one big reason why I purchased a Nesco AND an Excalibur dehydrator!

With a Nesco dehydrator, you have to make the pieces fit as they don't have 'spacer' trays. Hey, maybe that's something they could invent?

How to Use Dehydrated Peaches

Dehydrated peaches can be used in a variety of ways. They can be eaten as a snack, added to cereals or oatmeal, or used in baking.

To rehydrate dehydrated peaches, simply soak them in water for about 30 minutes.

Learn more about rehydrating dehydrated food here.

Peach Smoothie

Enjoy Peaches in Smoothies!

Enjoy fresh peaches in smoothies!

Simply peel one banana, wash and pit the peach.

Try the Silk-brand Light Vanilla Soy milk (1 cup).

Blend and enjoy!



peach-laden treeUsed by Permission / Canva registered user

Best Growing Area for Peach Trees

The best area for peach trees is in a place with full sun and well-drained soil. The trees should be spaced about 8-10 feet apart.

When planting peach trees, it’s important to plant them at the same depth they were growing in the nursery. This will help the roots establish themselves quickly.

What is the Best Fertilizer for Peach Trees?

Peach trees need to be fertilized regularly to produce healthy fruit. A good fertilizer for peach trees is one that is high in nitrogen and potassium.

Apply fertilizer to the soil around the tree three times per year: once in the spring, once in the summer, and once in the fall.

When Do Peach Trees Bear Fruit?

Peach trees typically take 3-5 years to produce fruit. This can vary depending on the climate and the specific variety of peach tree.

What is the Best Way to Store Peaches?

Peaches can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to 2 weeks. After that, they should be refrigerated.

And of course, you can dehydrate peaches so you can enjoy them year 'round.

Any Peaches For Sale? Yes... In Florida!

A few years ago, my husband and I and my mom went to visit Paula Deen's restaurant up in Savannah, Georgia. As we toured Georgia, we did NOT see one "Georgia Peaches for Sale" sign.

It was only on our way home when we came back into the Florida panhandle did we actually see a "Georgia Peaches for Sale" sign! Do you think the folk in Georgia know they're so good and they were hiding them from us? :-)

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