Peach is a fruit with several thousand varieties. Peaches taste sweet and fruity, with a soft, succulent mouthfeel. Peaches are usually split between freestone and clingstones. Freestone peaches are popular to eat fresh, for canning and drying. Clingstone peaches have a paler flesh and are better for poaching.
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