Why were my peaches hard to peel even after dipping them in hot water?

What could be the reason? I boiled the water and dipped one for 30-45 seconds. It didnt peel easily. So I dipped the rest of the peaches for 1 minute. They peeled more easily but the peels didnt just slide off with a little nudge from my hands like the directions suggested they would. I ended up using a knife but... show more What could be the reason? I boiled the water and dipped one for 30-45 seconds. It didnt peel easily. So I dipped the rest of the peaches for 1 minute. They peeled more easily but the peels didnt just slide off with a little nudge from my hands like the directions suggested they would. I ended up using a knife but peeling still took a while. What gives?
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