Ripening peaches

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Ripening peaches

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Have any of you had success with this tip?
I have a 40-pound case of peaches which I want to super-ripen for jam-making. I have used a half-dozen paper bags, brown and white toom to see what happens.
I suspect that the tip will work as well for all stone fruits.
What about other fruits?
I find the figure of “24 hours” suspect; surely the period will depend on the original state of the fruit?
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My sixty-dollar forty-pound crate of peaches.
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My forty-pounds of peaches enclosed in [brown] paper bags. Yes, those are my tulip bags. The tea-bag is lined with plastic, so I did not use it.
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11:10 Three jars of peach quarters ready for their ½ teaspoon of sugar, then to be topped up with rain-water from the Atlantic Ocean.
In the background a pan of peach flesh from over-ripe peaches. This will be rendered down and frozen in 2-cup pouches, later to be thawed and used in experiments in jam-making.
First the placards “Stop cruelty to jams!”
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13:00 three jars of bottled peaches. Ready to join the other eight jars on the pantry shelf. The segments turn a homogenous yellow/orange on boiling that reminds me of the cans of peaches my mother bought in Southern Cross.
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Thank goodness you mentioned peaches. My first impression was some jars taken from a biology class display cabinet. :crazy:

Enjoy them!
Will you eat them with a main course or exclusively as dessert with ice cream?
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Rudi wrote:Thank goodness you mentioned peaches. My first impression was some jars taken from a biology class display cabinet.
Botany, actually!
Will you eat them with a main course or exclusively as dessert with ice cream?
One o'clock in the morning, in bed, with a book, in lieu of making toast.

It is not easy eating bottled peaches in bed with a book. Most slackers would use a spoon.(1)
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(1) There you go: An easy segue into "Read, Learn, and inwardly digest"
If you dig deep enough you'll come to a reference to "Stalybridge".
I lived near there, at Denton, from age 4 to 6.
Talk about your segues!
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That's more than I bargained for. :grin:

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Rudi wrote:That's more than I bargained for.


It's working, everybody!

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ChrisGreaves wrote:... rain-water from the Atlantic Ocean.
Salted rainwater? ;-)

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GeoffW wrote:Salted rainwater? ;-)
Funnily enough, yes.
My house is about a Km from the sea/bay, and NL Power fixed a problem with my power in my first two weeks here, by reaming out the exterior junction box.

Corrosion.
Specifically "salt corrosion", salt in the moisture air-borne from the sea.

This is a common problem in the district, akin to the problem of "salt-damp" in limestone houses in Adelaide area.

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