The peach is a stone
fruit related to the plum, cherry,
Peach flesh tastes and feels somewhat like mango
flesh. Freestone peaches have flesh that separates easily
from the pit. Cling peaches have flesh that clings to the
pit. Cling peaches taste a bit better, but might not be
worth the trouble. Peaches are fuzzy on the outside; some
people will want to peel off the skin.
Choose peaches with a
strong and pleasant smell. Peaches will soften if left
around, but will not gain a nice ripe taste and smell. Do
not refrigerate peaches.