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So, between the bugs, the drought, and the deer, we're losing our peaches before they're ripe. They have turned yellow and many of them have a nice pink blush, but hard as rocks. The bugs are boring into them and so many are rotting. The deer jumped the fence and ate what they could reach, now the drought has turned into days and days of soggy humid rain. We went out this morning with ladders and filled a wagon with greenish, yellowish, blushed peaches that showed no sign of insect holes.

We're hoping we can ripen them in the house. Our plan is to put up folding tables with brown paper on them. Wash the peaches, dry them and set them 'upside down' on their shoulders, not touching. We'll probably check them over every day for signs of decay.

What do you think -- is there a better way to ripen these?
 

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Nope. It only sort of works.
 
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