Writing this blog over the last couple years I have learned a thing or two. That is why I am going to answer a question for you before I get on to my main post. I am pretty sure someone is going to end up at this site looking to find out if they can use donut peaches when making a peach pie. The answer is yes. But there are a couple things to be aware of. Most donut peach varieties are white fleshed, thus sweet, so watch the amount of sugar you. Also be aware of the size. There are small donut peaches out there that will be a lot of work to make a pie with as you will need to peel and remove the pits of a lot of peaches.
Ok now that we have gotten that out of the way, I am here to talk about a specific variety of donut peaches called “Peach Pie”. Unlike most of the donut peaches you find in the stores this variety is a yellow flesh variety. The skin is also very yellow in color, lacking any red whatsoever. I got these peaches at Produce Station in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were grown by Family Tree Farms out of Reedley,
CA. I like these growers as they have made a commitment to flavor over everything else – thinking more like a consumer.
My Experience with this Peach (Rating Scale 1-10)
Peach Flavor: 8
Overall Feeling: This donut peach actually reminds me of a peach pie. There is a bit of spice that triggers my mind to think peach pie. A unique eating experience for sure. A lot of other people that tried this peach said they felt it reminded them of an apricot. It has the color scheme of an apricot for sure. It was more sweet than acidic, but more acidic than most donut peaches readily available are. The peach was very firm, without really getting as soft as your everyday peach. When selecting this variety, look for peaches that have no green in their color and are aromatic.
Where is the best place to buy a good peach? Click here to read my article on shopping for peaches.