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#5746967 - 05/16/15 05:48 PM Peach question
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My neighbor's peaches are in and he has invited me to help myself. They taste fine but are pretty small. Can you scald and skin peaches the way you do tomatoes?
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#5746987 - 05/16/15 06:01 PM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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Yes Sir, just doesn't take quite as long to blanch ripe peaches.

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#5747023 - 05/16/15 06:34 PM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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Yes Sir, like Rockinmyshoe said it's quick. We put them in boiling water for 1 minute and remove.

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#5747037 - 05/16/15 06:41 PM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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Thanks a bunch. We peeled them when I was growing up, but scalding and skinning would have been more trouble back then. Peach dump cake is on the way I have a coupon for free Kroger brand ice cream.
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#5747210 - 05/16/15 08:34 PM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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It's a shame there is no blue bell to go with it. Just doesn't seem right eating cobbler/ dump cake with any other brand.

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#5749416 - 05/18/15 02:38 PM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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Amen ^
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#5749577 - 05/18/15 04:40 PM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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one of my peach trees (my little one that almost broke the limbs off 2 years ago) are starting to turn pretty colors, is there some way to know when they are ripe other than squeezing them for softness? and before the birds wreck havoc ...
this was about a week ago.

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#5749678 - 05/18/15 05:52 PM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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That one in the upper left of the picture looks about ready. They will continue to ripen after you pick them.
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#5751179 - 05/19/15 06:05 PM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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Remember that the red color has nothing to do with their ripeness. It is the orange/yellow color, and absence of green.
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#5751876 - 05/20/15 08:37 AM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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I went out last night and took the below picture. I lightly squeezed a couple of the redder ones but they are hard as a rock still... and yes, this little tree is loaded down again, guess the halogen light and tarp must have worked during those last couple of freezes in late January thru the end of Feb.



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#5751951 - 05/20/15 09:20 AM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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I walked around with a peach seed in my mouth a when I was growing up. I have one in there now. My first scald was a little too short and I had to peel part of the peaches. I got a good scald on my second batch. I have them stewing now and will do my dump cake after I run to Kroger. I'll be toping it with native pecans from my trees. I like to put a pinch of salt over them before I bake them.

I won't get anymore off that particular tree. The peaches are cling peaches, rather than freestone peaches. I had to leave some meat on the seed. About a third of them got brown rot and had to be thrown out.
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#5751962 - 05/20/15 09:26 AM Re: Peach question [Re: PMK]
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Originally Posted By: PMK
I went out last night and took the below picture. I lightly squeezed a couple of the redder ones but they are hard as a rock still... and yes, this little tree is loaded down again, guess the halogen light and tarp must have worked during those last couple of freezes in late January thru the end of Feb.



Poor branches always get tested about this time of year
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#5752094 - 05/20/15 10:45 AM Re: Peach question [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: PMK
I went out last night and took the below picture. I lightly squeezed a couple of the redder ones but they are hard as a rock still... and yes, this little tree is loaded down again, guess the halogen light and tarp must have worked during those last couple of freezes in late January thru the end of Feb.



Poor branches always get tested about this time of year


You should have thinned them. Google it. Peaches should br 6 to 8 inches apart. You can prop the limbs up but you will still have small peaches.
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#5752285 - 05/20/15 12:39 PM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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ha, this is thinned ... we removed about 1/3 of the peaches when the blooms dropped and started showing as little peaches. I guess we should haven't done more like 1/2.
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#5768540 - 06/01/15 10:23 AM Re: Peach question [Re: bill oxner]
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picked about 80% yesterday ... made up some peach preserves ...




and the wife tried a new cobbler recipe, that I thought turned out pretty good ... she didn't care for the crust or the way the crust turned out.
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