Add those sphered stunners to a brown paper bag on its side, fold it up and let it sit on your countertop. It should take only one to two days for them to become fragrant and colorful, letting you know they are ready for action. By sealing the peaches in the bag, the ethylene gas the fruits naturally emit (which makes them ripe) gets trapped in the bag and speeds up their ripening. You can even add more fruit, like a banana, to the bag to increase the amount of ethylene gas emitted.
The only time this trick won't work is when your peach is green. This means it was picked too early from the tree and, unfortunately, will never ripen no matter how long you leave it in the bag.
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