Though fuzzy peaches and nectarines are regarded commercially as different fruits, with nectarines often erroneously believed to be a crossbreed between peaches and plums, or a "peach with a plum skin", nectarines belong to the same species as peaches. Several genetic studies have concluded nectarines are produced due to a recessive allele, whereas a fuzzy peach skin is dominant. Nectarines have arisen many times from peach trees, often as bud sports.
And pears? Get the fuck out of town. They're good for making perry or cooked deserts but to eat by themselves, no thanks.
Ian Brady's dad got him a job as a fruit porter at Smithfield Market in Manchester and he was 'mad about peaches', often stealing pocketfuls before they got too bruised through handling.
The peach is the pervert's fruit of choice. The silky, downy (yet easily bruised and often withered ) skin. 'The way the flesh comes clean off'...
It was the favourite fruit of both John Wayne Gacy & Jeffrey Dahmer.