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Why are peaches furry?

Peaches fur or peach fuzz protects the fruit from insects. Mainly because if a fly lands on a fruit, the fly would think the fruit was an animal. The reason peaches are furry or fuzzy is only speculated, but scientists think it was developed to give the fruit more resistance to insects and diseases. In prehistoric times there was the woolly peach that looked like a sheep, without legs or a head. This thick coating of wool helped the peach survive the ice age and it evolved into the fuzzy peach we eat today.
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Why are peaches and apricots furry?
Some think the fuzz protects peaches against insects and diseases, others guess  www.chacha.com
Why are peaches furry?
walkin on the beaches lookin at the peaches, yeah! millions of peaches, peaches for me, woooooo!  uk.answers.yahoo.com
What's the biological reason that apricots and peaches are furry? what's the purpose of it?
The fuzz gives the fruit more resistance to insects and thus so, diseases. Also, the fuzz protects peaches from sunburn and potential water loss by keeping an area of still air surrounding it.  answers.yahoo.com

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