Colorado peaches are in season and at their flavorful prime right now. You may have heard us say that they’re great sliced on salads or oatmeal, or as a snack. But what’s the easiest way to slice a peach? There is a hard pit in the middle – how to get it out?
There are two basic types of peaches – freestone and clingstone. These names refer to how the flesh of the peach is attached to the center pit. With a freestone peach, the flesh comes away from the pit easily and cleanly, while with a clingstone peach, the flesh will stay “clinging” to the pit.
Our Colorado peaches are freestone peaches, making them extremely easy to slice and separate from the pit. First, wash your peach and dry it off thoroughly. Then, holding the peach in your hand, use a sharp knife to make a long cut from the stem of the peach all the way around the entire peach until you have reached the stem again. Make sure to cut all the way through the flesh until the knife hits the hard pit. Repeat at a 90-degree angle to your first cut. You will now have four sections that should easily separate from the pit. You can continue making cuts in the peach until you have reached the desired number of peach wedges.
This is the simplest and quickest way to cut a Colorado peach so you can start snacking right away!