Belle, First peaches off the tree
Hey guys, I planted a Belle peach tree in the spring of 2011, and this summer I harvested the first peaches off of it. They are perfectly ripe, they are firm with a slight give to them, several are dropping from the tree (the growing guide for this variety says they will start dropping when ripe). It's a white-fleshed peach, which is supposed to be sweeter than the yellow-fleshed ones.
I don't have a ton of experience here, but what do the very first peaches from a tree taste like, in comparison to later years down the road? They aren't as sweet as I thought they would be.
I know that a bunch of rain close to harvest can wash out the sweet flavor, but we haven't had much rain to speak of since July 30th (0.80").
I am for SURE not complaining, just curious, I don't know how flavor develops over the life of the tree.