when to pick?

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  1. Buffy in Dallas

    Buffy in Dallas Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have a peach tree in my yard that is covered in fruit. Most is still green. Some have yellow tinges and a few have red traces starting. All are still hard as rocks. So how do I know when to pick them? :confused:
     
  2. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Pick them when they are ripe enough to eat but before they get very soft. If you want to keep them around a few days before you can or freeze them, pick them a couple days sooner. They will ripen some after they are picked, but don't pick them when they are really hard.
     

  3. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    When you start seeing a lot of bird damage, the peaches are ripe and it is time to pick.
     
  4. FolioMark

    FolioMark In Remembrance

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    You have peaches almost ready to pick in May!!?!?! (Insert very unchristian thought) :eek: My trees just flowered and I havent got a thing yet here in Illinois. Fresh peaches in May. Now thats heaven. Im jealous. :p