O’ Henry was fresshly picked, one dropped, one picked on the same day, 9/19. Ate one on 9/21. Probably will eat the 2nd one today. I still have one more hanging on the tree (grafted on Autumn Star). The grafted is in an obscure location. The fruit do not get direct sun. That could contribute to its late ripening? I do not know when O’ Henry is supposed to ripen. Mine is late.
Here’s the last one on the tree.
As for Autumn Star, this year, the fruit are mostly large, lot of 10-11 oz size. The first on dropped on 9/6 but it was not ripe. It could dropped because of heavy weight.
Today, 9/24, I still have half of the peaches on the tree. I picked them when they dropped into their bags, 3-5 of them a day, depending on how windy it is.
I guess AS’s last pick could be as late as early Oct. this year. I did not have any peaches last year due to freeze.
In 2015, most of my peaches were rotted. The date those rotted fruit dropped was around 9/12. Had they been no rot, the ripening time would be about the same as this year.
ACN and Grandpa’s Orchard put AS as their latest peach variety on their ripening charts. Also, one more Madison is still on that tree, too. If you want AS wood , let me know. Brix between 13-17 on a very wet year, I am pleased.
The rest of my Autumn Star today.