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A peach that is large in size that has a dark red colored skin that surrounds a similar reddish-purple juicy flesh, which provides a tart flavor. Most often peaches are sold not by variety but by the color of their flesh, which can be white, yellow or red. While the blood peach is more tart, the white and yellow-fleshed peaches have similar sweet tasting meat. The blood peach is served fresh or is often used for making chutneys, jams, preserves, and tart sauces, or as a flavoring for ice cream and sorbets. Also referred to as Indian Blood Peach. It is a delicate fruit as it bruises easily. It is referred to as pêches de vigne in France.
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