I realize I haven't been blogging as regularly as usual. That's mostly because I've been busy putting peaches in the freezer. I've mentioned here that there are only about one-fourth as many peaches as usual on the tree, but after hearing how much people are paying for peaches at the local orchards, I realized I have a fortune in peaches out there, and have probably already put more in the freezer than usual.
We love peaches on our cereal, and that's probably what most of the ones in the freezer will be used for. They also dress up our little half-cup serving of ice cream nicely. I sugar them lightly before I freeze them, except for the ones I plan to use in cobbler.
I thought I did a great job of spraying the big peach tree this spring. Most years I can't get it sprayed as much as I should because it's too windy or it's raining or rain is in the forecast. Now keep in mind I am using a plastic, pump-up sprayer, trying to get the spray to the top of a fifteen-foot-tall tree. There's no way I can do that. It should be much easier to care for the dwarf trees when they start bearing.
Today I decided to check out the spray schedule for peach trees on the Stark Brothers Nursery website. You can read all about the care of peach trees HERE, but check out this complicated spraying guide: