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Peaches

Available at: Carter Mountain Orchard and Chiles Peach Orchard

What is the difference between a clingstone and a freestone peach?

Peaches and nectarines are either clingstone (which means the fruit does not come away from the seed easily), semi-clingstone (which means that some of the fruit will come away from the seed), or freestone (which means the seed breaks away easily from the fruit). Generally, the earlier varieties are cling-stone. Many people like to use clingstone peaches for pickling. For canning and freezing, most people prefer freestone fruit, as it is much easier to work with. By late July and into August, all the varieties are freestone.

What is a white-fleshed peach?

White-fleshed peaches have a very different flavor than a traditional yellow-fleshed peach. They are very sweet, but much more mellow and smooth than the more acidic yellow peach. The flavor is like honey or sugar, very smooth. White peaches can be cooked, canned, or frozen the same way as yellow peaches. Use your favorite in any of your recipes!

And how about those donut peaches?

Donut peaches are flat and either white or yellow-fleshed. They have a thin skin, a tiny pit, and are super sweet! They are perfectly sized for snacking!

Donut peach on tree