Clingstone Vs Freestone: Learn About Different Stones In Peach Fruit

by johnah on November 24, 2020

What Is Clingstone?

Clingstone is a type of stone used in making fruit jars. It’s mainly used in the production of wine bottles, but it’s also found in many other types of containers such as water jugs, food cans and even some medical devices. Clingstones are often made from limestone or dolomite rock, which makes them very durable and resistant to cracking when they’re heated up enough to turn into glass. They’re also quite easy to work with, since they don’t have any sharp edges.

The name “clingstone” comes from the fact that these stones are sometimes attached to each other using stringy fibers called clings. These clings make the stones stick together so that they won’t fall apart when heated up. The term “clingstone” is usually applied to all kinds of clings, not just those made from limestone.

How To Choose A Good Clingstone?

You may want to consider buying a variety of clingstones, because different types will give you different results. Some will be better for certain uses than others. For example, a bottle of wine is going to need a durable stone that won’t fall apart when it’s heated up enough to turn into glass. A water jug, on the other hand, just needs to be able to hold water. It doesn’t need to be as durable, so a softer stone will do.

When buying your clingstones, make sure you get one with clings that are strong enough to stay stuck together. Even though you’ll be applying heat to the stone, the clings should still be able to maintain their strength. The clings should also be easy to work with and shouldn’t add a strange flavor to your drink.

The clingstone itself needs to be soft enough to carve and form but hard enough not to break or crumble when it’s heated up. You’ll need to do quite a bit of research and testing before you can find the perfect stone for your intended use.

Where To Buy Clingstones?

Clingstones are sold at most home improvement stores and you can also buy them online. Before you buy any, make sure you do some research first so you know what to look for when you get to the store. You may also want to buy several different types so that you can test them out and see which ones work best for you.

Things To Remember

Always do your research before you make a big stone purchase. You don’t want to end up with a bunch of useless stones, that you can’t use for the project you have planned. Make sure you know what kind of stone you need and what its main purpose will be before you buy it.

Sources & references used in this article:

Difference in polygalacturonase composition of clingstone and freestone peaches by R Pressey, JK Avants – Journal of Food Science, 1978 – Wiley Online Library

Endopolygalacturonase: a Candidate Gene for Freestone and Melting Fleshin Peach by CP Peace, CH Crisosto, TM Gradziel – Molecular Breeding, 2005 – Springer

Histological and histochemical changes in developing and ripening peaches. II. The cell walls and pectins by RM Reeve – American Journal of Botany, 1959 – Wiley Online Library

Processing‐induced changes in total phenolics and procyanidins in clingstone peaches by DK Asami, YJ Hong, DM Barrett… – Journal of the Science …, 2003 – Wiley Online Library

Two forms of exopolygalacturonase increase as peach fruits ripen by CG Downs, CJ Brady – Plant, Cell & Environment, 1990 – Wiley Online Library

Postharvest quality of fresh and canned clingstone peaches as influenced by genotypes and maturity at harvest by AA Kader, CM Heintz, A Chordas – J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci, 1982 –



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