1001 Things to Do With Cling Peaches

It’s PEACH SEASON.

A long time ago (1982 to be precise), I saw The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball,” which had a hysterical standup comic doing a spiel on “1001 things to do with cling peaches.” I remember laughing so hard that I spewed my coke.

We’ve been bringing home peaches and nectarines and they are wonderful. July is the peak harvesting season for peaches and nectarines. What’s the difference between peaches and nectarines? The obvious difference is the skin: peaches are fuzzy and nectarines are smooth. Then there’s the size: peaches are smaller. Somewhere in my crazy life I heard that nectarines were peaches bred with tangerines to get the fuzz off the peach.  This is a myth. Nectarines are MUTANT peaches! They are originally from China. I’m not the only gullible person, though, because apparently people in Texas think nectarines are a cross between peaches and plums.

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