What are Your Favorite Peach Varieties?
Although I'm not a fan of the heat or the humidity or the excess sunshine of the summer, I am a huge fan of its longer days, its fruits, and its vegetables.
Now my very favorite fruit is the peach. Living in Nelson County, Virginia, there are a number of most delicious peach varieties. Some of them are brought in from outside, but many are grown locally. In addition we have the option of buying the finest fruits, or their "seconds."
There are a host of varieties of peaches. They break down into classes, granted. But there are also specific varieties within those classes. I list those that are among my favorites. Are you willing to do so, as well, in the Comments section?
Classes by Seed
- Cling peaches
- Freestone peaches
Classes by Color
- White peaches
- Yellow peaches
- Red peaches
Granted, the color category's inclusion of red varieties is relatively new, this form of peaches may be among the most flavorful. Last year, I was given a few red meat peaches. I was overwhelmed by their delicious, intense flavor! They are my favorite. Trouble is, I have no name for the particular ones I was given.
I decidedly prefer yellow peaches, which have much more flavor, if less sweetness, than the white peaches. Yellow peaches possess a flavorful earthiness not found in the white peach.
And I vastly prefer the freestone peach, which has a delicacy of flavor and texture not achieved by the cling peach (in my estimate). Thus...
My Favorite Varieties are...
- Unknown red peaches
- Loring peaches
- Blake peaches
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