Monday, July 26, 2010

Peaches that Melt in your Mouth

Above you can see four of the varieties of peaches we have at the fruit stand now. Starting with the yellowish peach on the left are Delight, Red Haven, Suncrest and Gene Elberta.   All are sweet, juicy, flavorful and delicious yellow freestone peaches.  When they're ripe they're fragrant and soft and melt away inside your mouth.  

Delight is large, firm and mostly yellow inside, with the outside mostly yellow with a red blush.  Red Haven is medium sized with skin that's a dark red blush on a yellow background, and yellow flesh with a sometimes a bit of red coming from the center.  Suncrest is large and streaked red and yellow on the outside with streaks of red running through the flesh inside, too.  Gene Elberta is large and yellow with a bit of red mottling on the skin, and mostly yellow flesh. 

Suncrest peaches are also part of Slow Food's Ark of Taste.  They were written about in the book Epitaph for a Peach by David Masumoto.

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