My peach tree (a tropical peach) is fruiting at present and is covered with netting. This is to stop fruit fly and also keeps the birds away from the ripening fruit.
Not having checked the tree for several weeks, after removing the covering, I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of fruit clinging to the branches. Several had fallen to the ground and were gladly being eaten by some ants but all in all the fruit looked very healthy and well on its way to ripening.
I harvested a full basket load.
There is nothing better on a hot day than a juicy, cold peach straight out of the fridge - biting into the flesh and having the juice run down your chin...........bliss.
I am sure this first basketfull will be eaten quite quickly by the family, but with nearly another 100 fruits ready soon I will have to pull out the recipe books I think. Stewed in a pie?? Made into jam ??