I think the drops is why he picked it. He must not have had that much, as he didn’t have any left by the time I came by, so I didn’t get a chance to test for off flavors.
One of my Carnivals dropped and though it had some damage (2/3 of it was OK, but it looks like there was a worm, then wasps), it was very tasty. An all-time high brix (for a peach) of 23. It was probably helped along by the warm sunny weather we’ve had recently (4 days in a row in the 80’s). In fact 10 of the last 15 days have been close to 80+, with less than 0.3" of rain.
I got my Pumpkin Spice today from Burchell’s. I looks pretty good and has decent branching.
It’s a wide box, 14"x14":
It’s actually a box-inside-a-box, at least for the top half of the tree :
The trunk is 5/8", with the thick part being about 2’ tall and new growth bringing the above ground height to just over 3’.