Thursday, 28 January 2010
On The Orchard Part Four
Peaches, of the imaginatively named "204" variety, grown specifically for canning, shown here ready for harvest. Peaches have a fluffy skin, which may be attractive when you admire a fine peach and bite into its juicy ripe flesh, but this same fine fluff causes a great deal of vexation for the poor peach pickers, as the fluff causes much itching, especially around the neck, nose, and belly. Liberal application of talcum powder allieviates the itch somewhat, but for some pickers a peach is something they refuse to pick.