18 August 2018 Peach Tree (Redhaven)

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18 August 2018 Peach Tree (Redhaven)
Posted on August 18, 2018 by Durgan
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The Redhaven peach tree has many fruit this year. My problem is when to pick, meaning determining the ultimate ripeness. Checking for some softness where the fruit is connected to the branch is my main criteria. There seems to be no softness indicated yet. I do notice the squirrels are removing fruit periodically at night. My intention is to eat fresh and juice the excess.
 
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In my case squirrels don't come out at night. If you wait one night too long you will not have any peaches at all because the racoons and possums will clean a tree overnight of any ripe fruit. I would pick a slightly soft peach and eat it rather than have no peaches at all.
 
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19 August 2018 Peaches (Redhaven)
Posted on August 19, 2018 by Durgan
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Seventy nine pounds of peaches were harvested from my one tree.(Redhaven). They are set in the greenhouse to soften for a few days. They will be made into juice about two pounds of fruit per liter. They are probably picked a few days too early, but rodents were taking about ten per night so I preempted them. This is the most from this tree. My previous picking was about 22 pounds.
 
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