Peach Trees

Picking Peaches

Anonymous added on July 13, 2011 | Answered

How will I know when it's time to pick my peaches?

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Answered on July 14, 2011

Deciding when to harvest peaches is a matter of personal preference. While most people prefer tree-ripened fruit, fruit at this stage has an extremely short shelf life. Therefore, it may be better to pick the fruit two to four days before it is fully ripe. Here are some things to look for when harvesting peaches: When the fruit is easily pulled off the twigs, then it is probably ripe. You should feel a certain amount of movement when you press into the flesh of the peach with your fingers. When peaches change from green to an orange tint, they are nearly ripe. Ripe peaches will give off a pleasant, peachy smell.

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