Welcome to another edition of “Did You Know?”!!!
In my travels on this planet I’ve heard the term “clingstone” peach used a few times. I never knew that meant until a few weeks ago. It turns out that the terms “clingstone” and “freestone” are related and can refer to other fruits than just peaches.
A fruit that is classified as a clingstone means the flesh of that fruit tends to stick or “cling” to the pit in the middle. Now that I think about it, that’s pretty much common sense. I guess I never put two and two together. Man, being dumb sucks.
Anyways, a fruit that is classified as a freestone means the flesh of that fruit is relatively free of the pit in the middle. Again, that makes a lot of sense as well. I admit, this isn’t one of the best “Did You Know?” editions I’ve written. If I were to ever release a small collection of “Did You Know?”s in print, I’d leave this one out. Oh wait, I just thought of something. “When it gets hot in the summer, my underwear tends to cling to my stones.” Get it? Ok, come back tomorrow.