Peach disaster and how to prevent it?
I had a major disater with my peach harvesting this year and I'd like to figure out how to prevent it for next year.
My problem is likely related to how and when I get to the orchard. You see, I don't live where my trees are and I can only get out to them on the weekends. I went out there last friday and picked a couple of peaches that were ripe and they were very good. I left the rest of them because they didn't seem quite ready.
I went out again last Wednesday (5 days later) and there were about at least 5 peaches on the ground being eaten by bees and another 10 or so on the tree also being eaten by bees. So out of a potential 20 peach harvest, I got 2! ;-(
How should I prevent this next year? Pick them all when they first ones are ready? Keep spraying to keep the bugs off? Figure out a way to check them every day or two?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated,