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#1 Melonious Thunk

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 01:44 AM

Anyone know if they can be bought? Are they in season still?
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 12:54 PM

I'd check with the fruit and veg guys at Chelsea Market. Ask for Lou.
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 02:12 PM

But ask for Elberta peaches; otherwise they'll think you want Canadian imports.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 01:58 AM

Elbertas were the cling peach of my childhood. My mother bought them by the lug for canning. They had tight skins and unforgiving pits, but the meat was firm, as opposed to Freestones )many varieties) which skinned easily, gave up their pits and turned to mush when canned. As I remember it...

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 02:35 AM

What I remember is Haagen Dazs Elberta Peach Ice Cream, of not too many years ago. The absolute best.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 04:16 AM

As a kid, what I remember most were canned peaches...DelMonte or S&W. IIRC, Elberta, which I always referred to as the stringy peaches were the more expensive ones. The others were just cling peaches. They were firmer and a little slimy. Most canned peaches that I remember, sucked. Canned vegetables and canned fruit in the supermarket, then and now, are a disgrace to nature IMO.
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