Once peaches are ripe, what is the best way to keep them without canning or freezing, but just to keep them from spoiling and having as fresh fruit ? Is it better to refrigerate them or in a cool dry place (hard to accomodate in the summer) ? thanks for any help you can offer- S. S.

Once the fruit are at the ripe eating point, put them in refrigerator. Keep them from drying out in the refrigerator with plastic wrap over the top of the container but not so tight that they cannot "breathe".