Because of moving issues, I’ve left my potted trees at my dad’s place, and discovered today to my consternation that my Tomcots and my one JuneGold peach were already overripe! A month ahead of the DWN calendar or so. Way before I was anticipating, because I’d been planning to come by and move them to a more ideal location. Unfortunately they were in significant shade while they ripened, so they were far from as sweet as they could be. The Tomcots were especially mushy but there was at least good flavor on one, and I managed to save all three seeds. The JuneGold was just ripe, and I could tell it had potential though it was not great (and infected by insects–though I managed to cut off some relatively clean slices). I did get to move my other two trees with fruit (Strawberry Free and O’Henry) into much better sun, and there should be at least a couple of weeks until SF starts ripening, and O’Henry is after that, so at least there’s that.
My living situation is still very up in the air, so my dad and I have been making plans for what’s going to happen to my trees if/when I leave the area and can’t take them with me. He doesn’t want to take care of trees in pots but we’ve agreed to try to plant them in-ground on his property. We identified a space where they’re planning to take out shrubs later in the year. To conserve space I’ll probably try to multigraft. At least I’ll have a source of scionwood!