Our garden plot had a peach explosion in June. Early June, small peaches lined our peach tree’s thin branches like strings of beads. It was bittersweet to pick the immature fruit, but necessary to allow growing space and branch support for some peaches to reach full size. By mid June many small peaches dropped on their own. The picked peaches were fed to our compost bin.
The dropped peaches were nibbled by mystery critters. I had to step around pits and half eaten peaches to pick the peaches off our tree. Many were too high to reach without standing on a ladder or bending a branch. By the end of June, we had many ripe peaches that dripped sweet juice with each bite or slice. We are amazed that our once scrawny peach tree purchased on clearance at Home Depot a couple years ago was so productive this year.