Select large early Crawford peaches, a firm, yellow freestone peach with a red center.
Wipe, cut in halves, remove the stones and peel. Pack closely in clean, air-tight can or cans and add a few of the stones. Cover cans to keep peaches from discoloring.
Make a syrup by boiling the sugar with the water 10 minutes. Pour hot over the peaches, toward center of can, so as not to cra