picked peaches early, washed but still go brown rot?
Well, i guess the honeymoon is over as the first several years it was easy to grow all types of fruits without much disease or pest pressure. This year brown rot has gotten into everything despite regular immunox sprays and a few monterey fungus fighter sprays and copper sprays in the winter.
So with one of the peach trees i removed about 30 peaches about 1 week before they would normally tree ripen while they looked good, washed them off, dried them and set them in the house. A few days later they get brown rot starting from the outside of the peach working its way towards the pit before the peach was fully ripe! It only takes 24 hrs to go from good looking peach to totally rotted peach!
What could or should i have done to prevent it?
I know to try to keep orchard clean and neat , regular sprays, etc. Should i just get used to this every so many years when the weather is particularly wet or hot?
Of course i did get a couple peaches this year that were fabulous making it worth the effort!