Pickled Unripe Peaches

#pickled unripe #peaches

Have you ever heard of Pickled Unripe Peaches? I hadn’t heard it until mom brought us a jar. I’ve heard that it’s possible to pickle all vegetables and fruits, but pickling unripe peaches is definitely new to me. Unripe apricots and fresh almonds have already taken their places at markets with fresh green plums. What these green beauties share in common is that they have a very nice sour flavor. Markets have a seperate section with these unripe fruits and strawberries signaling the arrival of Spring.

#pickled unripe #peaches

I’ve never seen unripe peaches at markets in my city, som y surprise was doubled when I saw their pickled version. I thought they were fresh almonds at first, but mom said they were unripe peaches.

#pickled unripe #peaches

They are like baby peaches, and it’s really hard to differentiate them from fresh almonds or unripe apricots. They are equally sour, which I love much. They don’t have any bitterness although they are unripe.

#pickled unripe #peaches

You can imagine how crunchy these are! And if you love sourish flavors as much as I do, you will definitely love them! If you have a chance of finding unripe peaches or apricots or fresh almonds, you must definitely give this a try.

#pickled unripe #peaches

Do you remember Turkish Bulgur Salad I posted a few days ago? We love to pair it with a kind of pickles and this time we paired it with these very special pickled peaches. I don’t want to finish them fast, so I’m planning to have these just with my favorite dishes. A jar is never enough for such a delicacy! Mom promised to make more next year!

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Pickled Unripe Peaches
Pickled unripe peaches are perfect with salads!
  • 500g unripe peach
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ cup grape vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups hot water
  1. Insert a needle on a few places of peaches so that they can absorb the brine.
  2. Put them all in a jar.
  3. Cut garlic cloves into half and toss them into jar.
  4. Mix sugar, salt and vinegar and pour it into jar.
  5. Pour hot water on peaches until the top of jar.
  6. Cover it with the lid and turn the jar upside down.
  7. When it’s cold enough, turn it back and keep it in a dry and dark place.
  8. Wait at least for 15 days and it’s ready!
Note: You can use unripe apricots, fresh almonds or green plums as well for this recipe.
Nutrition Information
1 jar


  1. says

    Merhaba Zerrin : )

    The pickled unripe peaches are sure a new thing for me – though I am salivating over their must be delicious, sour taste – I would love that! Kisir for me would be a perfect pair too. Will look out in England for them, though I am not very hopeful – enjoy yours!

    • says

      MErhaba Ozlem, these were definitely perfect with kisir! And I had a few with chickpea stew today, I can pair these crunchy peaches with any food:) Hope you can find some in England!

    • says

      Hi Maureen, these are made by mom and I asked her to make more next year. Hope you can find some to try!

  2. says

    I have never heard of unripe peaches used as pickles. What an amazing discovery. We have a peach tree in europe and I think so this year he should be giving a load of fruits. unfortunately I won’t get the chance to visit europe, but I ll show your post to my mum. I d really love to know what they taste like!

    • says

      Hi Helene, thanks for stopping by! I learnt it thanks to mom. Hope your mom will love it too! Tell your mom to make more than one jar:)

  3. says

    You have inspired me enough to try it. Never heard of the unripe fruit pickle, love pickle of all kind.
    Luckily, I have peach tree at my backyard, it still having the buds now, will wait to make the fruit and will definitely pick some unripe and try your recipe.
    Thanks Zerrin.

    • says

      It’s great that there is a peach tree in your yard! You will love these crunchy unripe peaches when pickled!

  4. Just from Istanbul says

    Never thought!!! Always used to have pickled unripe Apricots!!!! Peach seeds even un ripe are poisonous

  5. frits deemter says

    great idea, I just give it a try with young nectarines


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