The peaches on this tree still aren’t ripe but it’s getting close.
This is the most peaches we’ve ever had on one tree. Even after having pruned the tree, and then thinning the peaches, there are way too many still on the tree.
It’s time for me to return Addie to her parents and I was debating if I was going to drive there one day, spend the night and return home. That’s 20 hours in the car in two days. I can do it but I was hoping to spend a bit of time with them. Vince said he would take care of the peaches. I almost giggled because that would be so fun to watch. Vince has never done any canning or freeze drying. We talked about the canning process and decided we’d do a trial run of canning something before I leave. I found a website I trust that explained the process, start to finish, and sent him the link. We like a medium syrup so we talked about making that. I explained about washing the jars and told him where all the supplies were located – Fruit Fresh, jar grabber/tongs, etc.
He began reading the the info on the link I sent him.
Vince: This says you can’t can white peaches.
Me: Are those white peaches?
Vince: I think I remember that they’re white peaches.
He had picked a few to bring them in the house to see how well they would ripen off the vine. He grabbed one of those. Yes . . white peaches. Because the white peaches are low acid, the only suggested way of preserving them is freezing and we have zero space in the freezer. Vince called around to see about trying to find a freezer to buy and there still aren’t any.
I believe we’ll be giving away a lot of peaches soon!