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Name that Wound! (peach)

Posted by bart1 6/7 Northern VA (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 26, 12 at 8:27

I've seen a new type of wound on some of my peaches and was wondering if anyone can identify it or the bug that did it.

The surface of the wound looks like a flattened drop of wax, but it's a hard surface, not soft and mushy.

Has anyone seen this before?


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RE: Name that Wound! (peach)

  • Posted by bart1 6/7 Northern VA (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 26, 12 at 8:27

Here's another shot:


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RE: Name that Wound! (peach)

That looks like internal damage that bubbled up. Peaches often have internal flaws, it depends on the weather at various ripening points. I have a lot of it this year for some reason. Cut it open and you will probably see flesh looking colored and bit odd, but no bug tracks. The flaw usually lines up with the edge of the pit.

Scott


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RE: Name that Wound! (peach)

  • Posted by bart1 6/7 Northern VA (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 26, 12 at 13:00

Interesting, thanks!

Are these peaches salvageable, or should I get rid of them when I see them?


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RE: Name that Wound! (peach)

I thin them if there are nearby fruits, otherwise I keep them since its not taxing on the tree overall. 3/4 of the peach will be fine to eat.

Scott


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RE: Name that Wound! (peach)

  • Posted by bart1 6/7 Northern VA (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 26, 12 at 13:47

Good to know. I removed a bunch yesterday , but I'm sure I missed a bunch too.


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