I'm a "eating from your own yard" newbie.
I have 5 trees of a nectarine-plum cross, infected with peach leaf curl (previously
about that). They seem to be doing the thing that some stone fruit trees do when stressed and express fruit biennially, but this year they're making a lot. So much that I got behind culling the fruit where they were growing too close together & broke a few branches.
I took some when they weren't ripe & they were very sour & not sweet enough to cut the tart. Now, I'm finding ripe ones that haven't fallen or rotten- yay! But to someone used to commercial produce, they're weird
has the peach leaf curl fungus on it. Can I just cut the skin off & the fruit underneath will be OK?
has weird skin from touching leaves and branches and other fruits while it grew. Ignoring the actual voids/cuts in the skin, is this going to be nothing more than odd texture? (I didn't eat this one because I don't think it was ripe yet, but is fruit without voids but with scaly areas OK?)
, taken with flash) has weird stuff happening to the pit. What is
has a visitor (squick alert). The trees haven't been sprayed with any insecticide, just some liqui-kop last fall in a vain attempt to curtail the leaf fungus. I didn't eat this one, but included it so we'd have some idea about what kind of infestation might be in other fruits.
has weird brown coffee-ground-sized stuff left behind when the pit is removed. What is it? I rinsed it & scraped at the ¿decomposed pit? a bit & ate it anyway. It was super-yum.
looks pretty good but what's that clear-ish area inside? After seeing the larvae, I'm getting worried about eggs of some creature. Ewww! But hey, it's nature, right? Fruit isn't made in a plastic injection molding machine.
The last two
look like a worse version of the "clear spots" where there are actual voids. Nothing's wriggling
in there, but it's kinda yucky thinking about what this might be.