Not liking the look, I trimmed off the branch and dissected it. Mottled brown, firm interior on the growth only. Naturally, I forgot to get a photo. Is this probably localized? I’m new to fruit trees so I’m at a loss here.
I’ve been growing hundreds and hundreds of peach trees for years in S. NY and never seen galls like that. If no one here has an answer I would forward that photo to your cooperative extension horticulturist who can use the full power of Rutgers and their entomology and plant pathology departments, which do a lot of work with commercial peach growers in your state.
You may be be right, those look like pear buds- so pointy. But I’ve never seen that on a pear’s young (or old) trunk. The growths you are talking about are spur formations that store energy for fruit, I think.
I am no expert. I went out and looked at my peach trees comparing to plum and pears. The buds on your tree are very short, flat and pointy, if I were to guess, I’d say it’s a plum tree. Some may even say it’s a pear.
I figured out that the last pic was a close up pic taken with a wooden stake in the back ground. That’s why the wood had two different colors and textures. If you look at the pic of the whole tree, you’ll that wooden stake next to the tree.
Thank you, everyone! I’m vastly disappointed that my peach is probably not a peach but seems to be a pear of some sort. I will think of it like a surprise and see what comes of it. I guess that just means I need to get myself a new tree! I’m currently trying to find a nursery with an Easternglo nectarine but it looks like I need to wait until next year. I’m open to any recommendations for a yellow, sweet, juicy, and acidic nectarine!