Peaches and Nectarines
How can you tell when a peach is ripe?
Peaches develop a sweet aroma when ready to harvest. When gently pressed, they will yield a little, and the background color changes from greenish to a creamy or yellowish color depending on the variety.
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How can you tell when a pear is ripe?
Check the neck, to tell if a pear is ripe press gently around the stem of the pear and, if it is ripe, it will give a little. Information regarding this and numerous other pear related facts, including what time of the year most pears are ripe and what ripe pears of different types look like, check out the related link attached to this question.
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What are the white dots in a peach pit?
This whitish tissue may actually appear on the pit and/or in the pit cavity (area inside peach around pit) of a ripe peach. It is called callus tissue (undifferentiated cells). It is not a fungus, bacteria, mold or other type of disease. It is naturally occurring, and is not harmful. It can be safely eaten along with the rest of the peach.