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Variety Freestone peaches Clingstone peaches Semi-freestone peaches
Packing Packed in boxes/corrugated cardboard trays according to customer requirements.
Size 18,20,22,24
Season April- October
Storage Stored in plastic bags, refrigerated with a shelf life of 5-7 weeks )
Transport Conditions Temperatures of 26 degrees and humidity of 90-95%
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How peachy is Tunisia peach ?. A peach is a juicy fruit with an outside texture that is easy on the eye, smooth or a bit fuzzy depending on the variety.

Peaches were originally cultivated in China in 1100 BC and believed to be the homeland of the famous peace fruit. A favourite fruit of the old rulers, emperors, and rulers of ancient times. It was introduced to Tunisia by the adventurous Persians ( present-day Iranians). In Europe, the fruit was brought in by alexander the great. 

During former reigns, the peach served in every meal was a must. As its popularity shot, commercial production started in the 19th century and the peaches are now grown all over the world.

Tunisia now boasts high volume production of the peach fruit with a production of over of 120,000k metric tonnes annually. The fruit comes in handy variable colours of yellow, orange, and creamy white. 

Now, boasting over a hundred unique varieties, the fruit is generally classified into two categories ;

  • Freestone peaches: Eaten freshly with a sweet taste, its flesh removed, and the fruit cut into halves. Examples are Suncrest and sunlight peaches.
  • Clingstone peaches: a bit hard and hard to slice hence its name. 
  • Semi- freestone: a hybrid of the freestone and the clingstone. Used to make jam and syrup, it is soft and sweet.  

Other common types are;

Doughnut peaches: (Round and doughnut-like shape)

Nectarines: Harko, Panamint, Articrose.

Peaches generally are planted when they are in a dormant state, especially late winter. They require much sunshine to thrive and produce good quality. Sandy loam soils are suitable for peach growing as well as soil Ph of 6.5PH being mandatory.

The peach is self-pollinating. The right root system is vital in the early stages of growth. Pruning to about 26- 30 inches to allow proper air circulation. Farmers in Tunisia have incorporated the application of fertilizers to harvest sizeable fresh peaches.  

Peach is a perishable fruit. Therefore special care and attention are given when harvesting it. Collecting highly depends on the cultivar, but most general peaches mature from early May to early October. The clingstones usually harvested first because they ripen faster. Freestones are harvested from May to October because they bloom much later. At ripening, they turn from green to yellow. 

The harvested Tunisia peaches are then washed and waxed. Packaged in 4kg baskets, boxes, or corrugated cardboards, they are ready for export and domestic consumption. 

Tunisia peaches have a shelf life of about 5-7 weeks. The temperatures should be cold to extend its freshness. The fruits are graded according to quality and size before eventually transported for consumption. Air-cargo is the preferred method used to deliver to clients, mainly in Europe and North Africa.
Now available in red, yellow, and golden brown, Tunisia peaches are unique in taste, flavour, and tart. Apart from offering health benefits, they do provide a distinct fruit experience. 

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