Read More Laura BennettSummertime tastes like a juicy peaching dripping down your chin. Summer smells sweet, like these succulent stone fruits. From June until the end of August, their aroma wafts from farmers' markets, peach orchards, and roadside fruit stands, beckoning you to buy a basket (or pallet) to eat, cook, and preserve. Peaches are delicious by themselves, on top of yogurt, baked, grilled, poached, or thrown in your morning smoothie. Before we start drooling over peachy keen recipes that star this tender, fuzzy fruit, let's go over how to pick peachy peaches.