Name that Wound! (peach)

bart1(6/7 Northern VA)June 26, 2012

I've seen a new type of wound on some of my peaches and was wondering if anyone can identify it or the bug that did it.

The surface of the wound looks like a flattened drop of wax, but it's a hard surface, not soft and mushy.

Has anyone seen this before?

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bart1(6/7 Northern VA)

Here's another shot:

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 8:27AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

That looks like internal damage that bubbled up. Peaches often have internal flaws, it depends on the weather at various ripening points. I have a lot of it this year for some reason. Cut it open and you will probably see flesh looking colored and bit odd, but no bug tracks. The flaw usually lines up with the edge of the pit.

Scott

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 11:19AM
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bart1(6/7 Northern VA)

Interesting, thanks!

Are these peaches salvageable, or should I get rid of them when I see them?

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 1:00PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

I thin them if there are nearby fruits, otherwise I keep them since its not taxing on the tree overall. 3/4 of the peach will be fine to eat.

Scott

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 1:06PM
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bart1(6/7 Northern VA)

Good to know. I removed a bunch yesterday , but I'm sure I missed a bunch too.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 1:47PM
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