Getting peaches can be hit or miss depending on how the spring pans out. Sometimes we get warm weeks followed up by freezing days, and if that happens when they are flowering then tends to cause the fruit not to form. Luckily this year we did not get any nasty freezes after they flowered, so hopefully fruit will be produced and many peaches will be harvested. When we do get them we tend to make pies, eat some raw and then cut them off their seed and freeze them. I will use them in smoothies over the year until next harvest.
|Camera Model||Lumix GH3|
|Lens||Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm Macro lens|
|Shutter Speed||1/500 sec|
|Wavelength||380 through 700 nanometers|
|Location||North Georgia USA.|
These pink flowers have a nice smell to them, and when the peaches start growing I can spell their fragrance as well. Mason bees will visit this early blooming tree and pollenate its flowers, glad to have the bees as they help out alot with my Blueberries and Peach tree.
Leaves are forming as well and its just a matter of time until this tree is covered in leaves. I grow it in a bowl shape so the leaves do not cover the peaches as much. This helps top rot and helps the plant to get more sunlight in the middle of the tree.
Some of the flowers did not open at the time of taking the pictures, they look like curled up petals getting ready to bloom.
The yellow stamens inside the flower hold the pollen and the bees will try to get to it to feed and collect resources for their offspring.
Clusters of flowers can be seen, they will mostly all turn into peaches, but its too much weight for the branches so I will need to remove some of the peaches when they form.
Removing the peaches touching each other and the ones growing upside down need to be removed, that still leaves dozens of peaches to eat so no worries.
Every year more and more flowers appear on this peach tree. With it being almost a decade old its really come a long way. Looking forward to it forming fruit again this year. When it does fruit we usually get enough to last over the whole next year until next peach season. So hopefully this year will be successful as well.