Peaches galore!

Our little Bonfire Dwarf Peach tree is so loaded down with peaches this year that the branches were in danger of breaking. So tonight my husband picked about 4 gallons of them to lighten the load. The photo, believe it or not, was taken AFTER he harvested about half the peaches. These are ornamental peaches, and while edible, not really meant for that. I cooked some of the peach flesh down in sugar and spices and made a pint of peach syrup, but it's nothing to write home about, and it sure wasn't worth the time it took to peel and pit the peaches. Guess they'll have to remain for looks only. The tree bloomed mid-March this year, so I guess it's not surprising that we're harvesting peaches on August 21.

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