Peaches

Peach tree is a species that has its origins in China. There are two groups according to the fruit: the one with softer pulp and immediate destiny; and with hard pulp with immediate and industry destiny. Chilean peaches are available from November to March.

Varieties

The pit in this variety doesn´t stick to the fruit´s flesh. It has a delicious flavor, good appearance and a long life at room temperature.
This is one of the most popular peach varieties sold at supermarkets. Its pit is semi-free of the surrounding flesh.
This is a mid-sized peach with yellow pulp, very sweet, very firm and with good color. It is a late harvest variety.
This is a large peach, with yellowish flesh and a red color line near the pit.

Storage

This stonefruit variety is best stored at 32°F (0° C) to maximize its storage life.
Brightly colored and moderately hard peaches will mature in 2 or 3 days when kept at room temperature.

Exhibition

Display the most round fruit, yellow colored with a tinge of red.
Ripened peaches are soft to touch and have a sweet fragrance.
Display peaches in open bins and never in a refrigerated section.
Remove from the bin all fruit that is hard, green or which looks too soft or rotted.
It is always best to display the fruit in the same case it was shipped in, thus avoiding mishandling.

Regions of Production

IV region - Coquimbo
V region - Valparaíso
Metropolitan region - Santiago
VI region - Rancagua

Availibility

November through March.


Apricots

Apricots are known for their delicate flavor, their soft and velvet-like skin and their exceptional sweetness. The most cultivated ones are Tilton, Dina, Castle Brite, Modesto and Patterson.

Varieties

These apricots are a brilliant orange color when ripe.

Large necked and with a golden green color. With ripening, color
becomes darker. Very fragrant, with white pulp, creamy and juicy.
A large sized apricot with dark orange color. Round, with firm, tasty flesh.

It is a big size one with yellow-green and reddish colors, oval shape, an orange pulp and it is very firm.


Storage

Apricots must be handled carefully.
Store at 32° F (0°C).
Never store apricots at higher temperatures, because they lose their taste and their texture becomes grainy.
  Store at a relative humidity of 90 %. This is essential to avoid their dehydration.

Exhibition

Display only firm, juicy apricots, ready for consumption.
If the fruit is hard or a bit green, its flavor isn’t completely developed.
Display the fruit in its shipping case, to minimize mishandling.
Avoid jarring motions when handling apricots, and avoid stacking too many on the shelf or display case.

Regions of Production

V region - Valparaíso
Metropolitan region - Santiago
VI region - Rancagua

Availibility

November through December.

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