Vegetables and Fruit forum: Picked my peaches the other day

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 27, 2016 1:58 PM CST
My Flamin Fury PF 24 C peach tree had some fruit this year. It's 4 years old and had a small amount of fruit one other year. They were quite large and tasty too.
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This was one of the larger ones, most of them weighed about 8 OZ.

I picked them a bit before they were ripe as the birds were beginning to find them. Today, I canned the ones that were ripe. Kept the rest to make a pie, and eat fresh as they ripen. Smiling
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I should have used wide mouth jars, as they were large, and a few of them got a bit mangled putting them in the jar, but I had them already washed and sterilized, so I just squeezed them in. I was one jar short, so I did use one wide mouth and that worked much better. Next time I'll know better. If I remember that is. Whistling
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Name: Thomas
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Thomas75
Aug 27, 2016 2:28 PM CST
tveguy3 said:My Flaming Fury PF 124 C peach tree had some fruit this year. It's 4 years old and had a small amount of fruit one other year. They were quite large and tasty too.
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This was one of the larger ones, most of them weighed about 8 OZ.

I picked them a bit before they were ripe as the birds were beginning to find them. Today, I canned the ones that were ripe. Kept the rest to make a pie, and eat fresh as they ripen. Smiling
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I should have used wide mouth jars, as they were large, and a few of them got a bit mangled putting them in the jar, but I had them already washed and sterilized, so I just squeezed them in. I was one jar short, so I did use one wide mouth and that worked much better. Next time I'll know better. If I remember that is. Whistling


That makes my mouth water, they sure look delicious.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 27, 2016 3:03 PM CST
Wow, those sure do look good. Both the fresh ones and the ones already in the jars. And of course I know that peach pie you will makes will turn out just divine.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 27, 2016 5:37 PM CST
Thomas75 said:

That makes my mouth water, they sure look delicious.


They are really sweet and juicy. I've been having them on everything, cereal, PB and peaches,
and just fresh. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 27, 2016 5:38 PM CST
Newyorkrita said:Wow, those sure do look good. Both the fresh ones and the ones already in the jars. And of course I know that peach pie you will makes will turn out just divine.


I will have to take a picture of it when I make it so you can drool a bit! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 27, 2016 6:13 PM CST
tveguy3 said:

I will have to take a picture of it when I make it so you can drool a bit! Rolling on the floor laughing


Oh yes, there will be lots of drool. Drooling Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 28, 2016 12:43 PM CST
the 24-C is reportedly the hardiest of the FF series. I was going to add 8ball and Lucky 13 but got too wrapped up in grafting my own trees this year. I can see from the photo you are working on making it an open center tree, this is the best pruning method for any peach tree. Great job and nice looking fruits. Thumbs up
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 28, 2016 1:57 PM CST
Two years ago we had a couple of stretches of weather that was 22 below zero. It took out my Contender peach tree, but this one survived. All of the new growth was killed, but this tree survived it. The peaches are larger and sweeter then the Contender, but I miss that tree a lot. It was a producing fool until it died. I have to prune it to make it easy to pick, I'm not too good on high ladders anymore! Hilarious!
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Newyorkrita
Aug 28, 2016 2:06 PM CST
Maybe you could plant another one? That 22 below must not be normal?
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 28, 2016 4:49 PM CST
It's not too abnormal but we had extended days like four days in a row of that low temp, and it happened twice during that winter, with many days at 20 below. Remember the polar vortex? It was that winter.
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Newyorkrita
Aug 28, 2016 4:59 PM CST
tveguy3 said:It's not too abnormal but we had extended days like four days in a row of that low temp, and it happened twice during that winter, with many days at 20 below. Remember the polar vortex? It was that winter.


That is a shame it had to happen and do in your tree. Still you seem to be doing well with your peaches.

Yumm, peach pies!! Drooling Drooling
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 2, 2016 4:23 AM CST
Well I said I'd post a picture of the peach pie when I made it, so here it is. I made it a few days ago, just didn't get around to posting the pics. It's long gone, and added a bit to my waist line. Hilarious!
On the way to the oven
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Baked and ready to eat Sticking tongue out
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 2, 2016 12:24 PM CST
tveguy3 said:Well I said I'd post a picture of the peach pie when I made it, so here it is. I made it a few days ago, just didn't get around to posting the pics. It's long gone, and added a bit to my waist line. Hilarious!
On the way to the oven
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Baked and ready to eat Sticking tongue out
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Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling

I bet we are all wishing we had a piece. nodding
Name: Thomas
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Thomas75
Sep 2, 2016 12:37 PM CST
tveguy3 said:Well I said I'd post a picture of the peach pie when I made it, so here it is. I made it a few days ago, just didn't get around to posting the pics. It's long gone, and added a bit to my waist line. Hilarious!
On the way to the oven
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Baked and ready to eat Sticking tongue out
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Bet it tasted as good as it looks Hurray!
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 2, 2016 12:54 PM CST
It tasted really good. Smiling
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Name: Paul
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vanozzi
Sep 2, 2016 4:57 PM CST
Tom, I swear I could smell those ripe peaches last week, and that pie sure looks as good as it must have tasted. I tip my hat to you.

Your peach tree looks in perfect health, no leaf curl and pruned with an open centre.Is it on a semi dwarf root stock?
Spring is 3 days old downunder and my Japanese plums are in full bloom, nectarine tree is in half bloom, peaches in bud burst and double graft apricot just opening.
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ctcarol
Sep 2, 2016 5:43 PM CST
I'm with you, Paul! I had to take out my peach tree years ago, and I sure miss it.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Sep 2, 2016 6:00 PM CST
They sure did taste good, I'm down to my last 3 or 4. Paul, It won't be long and you will be harvesting your own I'm sure. Time sure does seem to fly by. It's on standard root stock, but it's not very old, I've had it 4 years. My apricots always bloom about 2 weeks before the peach tree. Although this tree is bred to be in a cold zone, so it blooms later. The blooms have taken 4 frosts this spring and still produced fine. I had to thin them some, as I didn't want it over producing when it's so young and breaking branches. Now I can look forward to picking the apples in a couple weeks. Smiling
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CoraBarner
Sep 12, 2016 12:14 PM CST
I can taste it all the way here inn DC. So yummmy.

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