Friday, July 22, 2016

The Case of the Missing Peaches



We were excited to see so many peaches on the tree. It was the first year this tree had produced fruit. 

Yesterday evening I went out to check on the peaches.  At first I thought I must be looking at the wrong tree, it had not one single peach left on the tree! How can that be? There were more than just a few, the tree had been full of peaches. My daughter had just commented on many there were, just a few days ago, and now they are all gone?

The only evidence there was once was peaches on the tree are some pits that are on the ground. 

I have no clue what happened.  We have never had a tree come up missing all of it's fruit. 

We are so disappointed, not to mention completely baffled as to what has happened to our peaches.


Any ideas?  I would love some help figuring out what happened!


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9 comments:

  1. There is a wild peach tree down the road from us. For several years I kept a close watch on the tree, waiting for the perfect moment to harvest some of the peaches, but every year they'd disappear just before they ripened, the whole tree stripped of fruit overnight. It's raccoons, possums or similar critters.

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    1. I just can't believe how they got every single one!!
      We may have to set traps around our other trees and see if we catch anything.
      Thanks for the help.

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  2. How devastating! Our trees haven't gotten to the point they are producing a lot yet, but we haven't had this happen. Bugs are our biggest concern. Kathi's comment seems quite plausible. I know coons will clean my parents corn out if Mama doesn't get it in soon enough.

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    1. Yes, I am so disappointed, we have been looking forward to those peaches.
      We have never hand anything but bugs bother our trees...trying to get a clue as to what happened, so we can maybe prevent it from happening to our other trees.

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  3. I read that squirrels, as well as raccoons will ravage a fruit tree. I plan to put nets around mine, and secure something at the bottom, so they can't climb them.

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    1. I have never seen squirrels here, but raccoons are a possibility. First time anything other than bugs, have bothered our trees.

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  4. Maybe deer? I know horses will eat apples right off the tree.

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  5. Bummer! They could have saved you a few! Maybe you need to net the tree once they start ripening?

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  6. I follow a Missouri blogger who loses her peaches to a groundhog every year. I'd find that far-fetched, but she has seen it happen. Apparently the varmint refuses to fall for the live trap she sets too.

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