Wild Peaches - Why were these good?
My father brought me peaches (mid September) he'd picked up from a tree growing in a fencerow. The owner didn't know it was there so he hadn't sprayed it and said my father was welcome to pick them up. They were the size of apricots, freestone, white peaches, almost yellow-green on the outside. They tasted ok but definitely not the best peaches I've ever had. I just thought it was odd that there was no insect damage and it made me wonder if there are heirloom peaches that can be grown without spraying at all. Why were there no worms in them? They were small but I think if they had been thinned out, they would be a little larger, right?. There were LOTS of them.
I assume the tree might have been a volunteer from thrown out scraps but have no way of knowing.