Q: What are the white speckles around the fruit pit?
A: These are called callus tissue, they are completely safe to eat and a normal, natural occurring, part of the peach!
Q: Why is the fruit skin spotted?
Q: Why do peaches have fuzz?
A: There is not a perfect answer to this question, but most believe that peaches have fuzz as a protective layer. Peaches and other stone fruit commodities are sensitive pieces of fruit and the fuzz protects them from insects and weather scarring.
Q: Why don't nectarines have fuzz?
A: Nectarines have a recessive gene that allows their skin to be smooth without fuzz. The skin is one of the few differentiating factors between a peach and a nectarine.
Q: What is freestone and clingstone?
A: The names speak for themselves. A freestone piece of stone fruit is when the pit easily separates from the flesh of the fruit. A clingstone means the pit does not separate easily from the flesh. We grow both freestone and clingstone stone fruits.
Q: Why do farmers use pesticides?
A: Conventional and organic farmers alike use pesticides. In recent years there has been increased worry over these with the publishing of the "Dirty Dozen," and increased popularity of organic produce. We pack both conventional and organic fruit under the states and county guidelines... Pesticides are necessary to diminish the insect and environmental damages that destroy crops.
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