Known as pêche de vignes in France, the blood peach is the little-known cousin of the more familiar yellow and white-fleshed varieties. The flesh is deep red-veined and is slightly more tart than other white-fleshed varieties.
Besides eating it on its own it can be used as an ingredient in sorbets, ice-creams, tarts and coulis. It also combines well with Dorset blueberries and raspberries. The best, sweetest fruits come from southern France.
Price large fruits, AA size, 79p each
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