Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Farmer as Master of the Obvious!!!

I can't be the only person in the world who had no idea what the difference between a Cling peach and a Free stone peach is? Can I?

I was all set to make jam, preserves, etc tonight and I started boiling my peaches and then chilling them in ice water. Then I went to do the old cut and turn where the peach is supposed to split into 2 and the pit falls right out.

Ah-ha-- only if you have FREE STONE peaches!!! I now understand fully what a CLING peach is and a FREE STONE peach. I kept thinking the peaches were too ripe or not ripe enough and my husband gently pointed out- aren't those cling peaches? Huh? I said and that's the end of the story.

Oh boy-- we better eat up, we've got 2 bushels of peaches to eat.

Rain, rain, rain, rain--- please bless us with your presence-- I am soooooo tired of moving watering lines every 3 hours.


Anonymous said...

Oh my, that is so funny! Are they your peaches? If so, did you spray them? I can't grow an unsprayed peach for anything. I think I have to spray them every week next year.

LindaG said...

I didn't know, and probably still don't even though you just explained it...

I guess if the pit doesn't come out easily it's a cling peach?

Annette said...

not my peaches - baughers down the road.
The peaches where the flesh clings to the pit are cling peaches. The ones where the pit falls out beautifully are called free stone.

thank goodness I wasn't the only one who didn't know that..... peaches anyone?

SteveandAlina said...

I would eat some if I were close by. YUM!

LindaG said...

Haha. Glad I could help. ;)