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Of or relating to a fruit, especially a peach, having flesh that adheres closely to the stone.
A clingstone fruit, especially a peach.
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a. a fruit, such as certain peaches, in which the flesh tends to adhere to the stone
b. (as modifier): a clingstone peach.
Compare freestone2
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1. a peach or other fruit having a pit that clings to the pulp.
2. the pit itself.
[1695–1705, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clingstone - fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
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Doughnut, Clingstone and Freestone are varieties of which fruit?
Peaches come in two different types: clingstone and cling-free.
Their concentrations ranged from 23.9-470.5 mg/kg in chlorogenic and from 11.50-80.9 mg/kg in neochlorogenic acid in eight clingstone peach cultivars.
Peaches are either freestone (the stone pulls neatly away from the flesh) or clingstone (the stone clings on).
Peach There are two main types: Clingstone, with flesh that adheres to the pit; and Freestone, with flesh that easily separates from the pit.
When choosing stone fruits to plant, such as peach and plum trees, select freestone, rather than clingstone, varieties.
Peach Sensory Attributes Ground Extend Peach Peach Flesh color of over Size shape type color Orange Slight to Medium Ovate Melting yellow medium Flesh Anthocyanin Stone Stone Flesh to color coloration of shape relief of stone flesh surface adherence Yellow Faint in the Round Pits and Clingstone whole flesh grooves Table 1 (b).
Other articles describe progress with using the technology for peeling fresh clingstone peaches, another canned-goods classic.--By Marcia Wood, ARS.
While Karns does stock Essential Everyday canned cling peaches, the clear customer favorite is the 29-ounce cans of Karns Konhaus Farms Yellow Clingstone Peaches.
A stone fruit, the peach falls into two categories, clingstone and freestone.
It has nothing to do with being freestone or clingstone.