Approximately three medium peaches weigh one pound; a bushel of peaches weighs 50 pounds, so about 150 peaches are in a bushel. Two to 2 1/2 pounds of peaches are required to can a quart of peaches. A bushel of fresh peaches yields 20 to 25 quarts of canned peaches.
Peaches are stone fruits that may have white or yellow flesh and fuzzy skin. Highly perishable, they can remain at room temperature until ripe. Placing peaches in a paper bag speeds ripening. Once ripe, they can be stored in the refrigerator for several days although doing so has a negative effect on taste, appearance and texture.