My First Peach Harvest.....Kinda....Sorta
This is the first year after I planted my Redhaven peach tree. I have my first harvest already but as I expected it will be a constant learning experience. I just about left my tree to itself except for a little pruning to see what would happen. Rain has been ample thus far so I did no watering. I experienced a little bit of leaf yellowing and here is my harvest below
As you can probably guess from the picture, I had some obvious issues as I saw pectin oozing out during the last few weeks. I did a few internet searches and discovered my problem was likely oriental fruit moth. So when I cut one of these babies open, I was not surprised to find a worm at the pit....argh!!!! I did find a small untouched portion to at least taste the fruit and I feel good about next season barring squirrels lay low.
Lesson learned: Spray spray spray!!! There is no way around it in my environment. If you let nature take its course, bugs will have a full course with your fruit. Next lesson is how to truly identify the proper wood to prune as I understand peaches only fruit on the previous year's growth.
I hope I haven't bored you too much. :-)
This post was edited by thapranksta on Wed, Jul 10, 13 at 9:46