I’ve had some really juicy peaches before (unfortunately none of them this year as of yet), and the latest batch I bought seemed pretty good at the time but once I cut one open it was kind of dry and not really that great. I’ve been told stories about really fresh peaches that basically aren’t the ones you ship away because they’d be bad by the time they reached their destination. But someday I hope to have one of those peaches, and that is the peach I imagine will be the definitive peach that embodies that one paragraph in James and the Giant Peach where he’s inside and the juice is dripping down into his mouth in huge drops because it’s such a big peach. I think until I have that ultimate peach nothing will be able to match what I imagined when I first read that as a kid.


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