It’s amazing the impact that receiving a package can have on someone when they work from home. Especially someone with a love of peaches like mine!
Pittman & Davis has been offering deliciously juicy tree-ripened fruit and gifts since 1926. Recently, they were kind enough to send me a shipment of California Peaches to taste and tell you all about!
Before receiving the shipment, I was a bit worried about the condition of the fruit once it arrived here. I know that, because of California agricultural regulations, they were shipping from within California so it wouldn’t be that far of a commute from the tree to my mouth. Each individual peach was packaged in it’s own foam pod with plenty of foam spacing between them to save the delicate skin.
There was also a protective slab of foam on the top, as you can see here, to further make sure that the peaches were not damaged in shipping. Upon careful examination of each peach, there were a couple of little bruises, but I expected much worse considering how easily peaches tend to bruise when just hanging around the kitchen minding their own business, let alone being shipped.
Tree-ripened apparently makes a huge difference between the peaches I normally pick up at my local Safeway and these Pittman & Davis peaches. They were immediately juicy, sweet, and the perfect texture. Opening the box was heavenly just for the ripe fresh smell, which I definitely didn’t expect considering the amount of cardboard and foam involved. Sometimes peaches can be a bit grainy, but these were everything you’d want in a peach. I was very impressed that they were ready to eat upon receipt. I assumed that they were likely shipped slightly under-ripe and would need a day or two to ripen. It seems that the growers ship them at just the right time so they’re perfect by the time they get to your door! When their website says “with each bite the sweet juice will be dripping down your elbows”, they’re not kidding!
A shipment of 9 sweet California peaches from Pittman & Davis costs $44.85 with free standard shipping. While this seems a bit pricey, consider the packaging costs to make sure these delicious gems arrive in good condition and the convenience of getting them straight to your door. Yellow peaches at my local Safeway are currently $2.49/lb. so while they are cheaper, they’re not as good as these peaches.
While the cost may be prohibitive to make Pittman & Davis your every-day supplier of peaches for your smoothies, it’s a great gift for a friend or loved one who could use a little sunshine in the form of a juicy, fragrant, soft peach.