Show & Tell!
We are very excited to have picked our very first nectarines! It’s a MIRACLE! My husband kept walking around the tree, mumbling, 'I can’t believe it . . . ‘just can’t believe it.’
These are Harkos and most were fairly flawless. A few had damage - but not as bad as the peaches and the Mericrest nectarines. I think the difference was ‘the stage they were at when I sprayed’ - all a bit different. I may have to spray more next year.
They are very very good. So far - I wouldn’t say they are as good tasting as the Redhaven peaches . . . but almost.
We picked about a dozen Harkos this evening. One lone Mericrest.
Seems that my Redhavens have more damage than the Harko nects. Lots of dark tunneling. The nectarines have little areas that are damaged - but not anything like the peaches.
I have never preserved fruit before, but I’m going to learn how. I want to keep some of this ‘sunshine’ in jars for the winter!