Tips for Properly Storing Plums and Peaches to Keep Them Fresh

Summer is the season of plums and peaches, and many people love to stock up on these fruits while they are still fresh. However, it can be quite challenging to keep them fresh and juicy for an extended period. Storing plums and peaches correctly is crucial if you want to enjoy their sweetness for longer.

In this blog post, we will share some helpful tips on how to store your plums and peaches so that they stay delicious for as long as possible.

How to Store Plums

Plums are a delicate fruit that requires careful handling when storing. Here’s what you should do:

1. Choose the Right Ripe

The first step in storing your plums correctly is selecting ripe ones. You’ll want to choose fruits that are a little soft but not too mushy or bruised.

2. Keep Them at Room Temperature

Once you’ve selected ripe plums, place them in a bowl on the kitchen counter away from direct sunlight or heat sources like ovens or stovetops.

3. Keep Them Dry

Moisture speeds up rotting processes; make sure no water droplets form around your plum fruit storage area keeping them dry helps reduce bacterial growth.

a) Remove any damaged/dirty Plum skins with a damp cloth.

Note:Avoid washing undamaged plum’s skin because wetness would expose bacteria making it easy for decay which could happen quickly over time.

How To Store Peaches

Peache’s fuzzy texture makes it perishable hence proper storage techniques become mandatory

b) Check Peach ripeness

Just like plum above check peach ripeness by gently pressing against the fruit. Similarly, Peaches should be plump and fragrant when ripe.

2) Store peaches separately

Though it’s tempting to store different fruits together, separate your peaches from other ones so that they do not rotten quickly. Air circulation is vital in keeping them fresh hence space out each peach by an inch on a tray

a)Put them with stems facing upwards.

This ensures any moisture drains away from the stem.

b) Place peaches in a cool place.

Put your Peach storage container/bowl inside the refrigerator or other cool places like basements without a lot of humidity.

3) Freeze Peaches

Freezing helps prolong shelf life; wash, peel and cut your peaches into smaller pieces before freezing them.—frozen good for up to six months

Note:Avoid washing undamaged peach skin because wetness would expose bacteria making it easy for decay which could happen quickly over time.


Storing Plums and Peaches can be quite daunting if you don’t know how best to go about it. However, by following our simple yet helpful tips outlined above – choosing ripe fruits, storing at room temperature/dry areas with airflow -you’ll enjoy juicy and sweet-tasting plums/peache’s longer after purchasing. So go ahead stockup on some fresh summer fruits worry-free!

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