Organic Red Haven Peach Preserves
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The Red Haven is a juicy, freestone, early ripening peach. It lends itself to jam-making with it's healthy acidity. We complement the peaches with Meyer Lemons to arrive at a ripe, sweet peach preserve with a bright "tang". Yes, it's peach season here in Colorado and we're going to celebrate it by putting up as many peaches as possible...
In China, the peach was said to be consumed by the immortals due to its mystic virtue of conferring longevity on all who ate them. The divinity Yu Huang, also called the Jade Emperor, and his mother Xi Wangmu, also known as Queen Mother of the West, ensured the gods' everlasting existence by feeding them the peaches of immortality. The immortals residing in the palace of Xi Wangmu were said to celebrate an extravagant banquet called the Pantao Hui or "The Feast of Peaches". The immortals waited six thousand years before gathering for this magnificent feast; the peach tree put forth leaves once every thousand years and it required another three thousand years for the fruit to ripen.