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Peaches

These sweet, juicy fruits are delicious eaten fresh or baked in pies, cakes, and pastries, poached in wine or syrup, or served in refreshing summer beverages.

The Straight Dope on a Downy Drupe

A member of the rose family, the peach is a drupe fruit because of the hard pit, or stone, at its center. With freestone peaches, the pit falls away easily when the fruit is halved; clingstones require a little muscle to dislodge the pit.


Delicate Delicacy

Their skin and flesh are fragile and bruise easily. But their delicate nature is a great excuse to gobble them up fast -- in cobblers, over ice cream, in fruit salads, salsas, and just straight from the hand.


Just Peachy

Georgia may be the Peach State, but California actually grows the most, producing about half the total U.S. crop. Peaches originated in China and spread west, helped along by ancient Greeks and Romans. Spaniards brought them to the New World.


Comments
Aug. 13, 2009 11:06 am
what do you do with peach pit
 
Aug. 14, 2009 10:54 am
Can you please explain (&/or create a video) how to pit peaches & other stone fruit?
 
Aug. 14, 2009 12:52 pm
it is so easy
 
Sep. 23, 2009 4:19 am
I agree with Marlys366...how do you pit a peach (not freestone)
 
Shirley R. 
Oct. 1, 2010 12:09 pm
What is a cube of butter?? I've come across several recipes that call for that amount.
 
AngKN 
Aug. 9, 2011 10:43 am
The way I pit a peach is i cut along the line of the peach (I'm not sure what that's called, but the dent on one side of the peach) I cut all along and around the peach, then I just twist the two ends and they seperate - I hope that made sense and helped
 
 
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