Canning peaches

Asked July 19, 2018, 12:27 PM EDT

What peach is the best to use for canning purposes?

Washington County Oregon food safety home food preservation

2 Responses

Sometimes the answer varies from year to year. Different sun and rain patterns affect growth and ripening.

This handout has some good descriptions of different varieties and what each is known for. I see Veterans listed, there are also Vivids grown in your area that are not to be overlooked. If you plan to can a lot, you might try a few from the varieties available and check ease of peeling and if the pits split or let loose from the flesh easily before you buy too many boxes.

* One more note: White-flesh peaches are higher in pH, which means they are low in acid, so should not be considered for home canning.