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Organic Peaches


Well it looks like I got squirrels or raccoons or something in my tree, I guess.

This is my boy picking me some peaches to make me some dessert for Father's Day coming up Sunday. Unfortunately these are organically grown peaches and you can pretty well tell because they've got rotted spots on them, they've got bug holes in them, and worms in them. So this has not been the year to try to grow organically grown peaches. Luckily there are several pick your own operations around such as the one in Hondo Braggs, there's Burgess and Castroville, there's a lot of them in Fredericksburg, and, of course, there's Love Creek Pick Your Own Orchard up in Devine. They've used as little insecticides as possible, and fungicides, to give us some beautiful peaches and some beautiful apples, both of which are available at this time of the year.

If you want to make your father some peach crisp or apple crisp you definitely need some recipes. Both these locations and these recipes are going to be in the San Antonio Light on Saturday. If you don't get the Light send me a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Weekend Gardener address: P.O. Box 380391 San Antonio, TX 78280 and I will send those to you.

You finding any good peaches up there?

A lot.

They're wormy aren't they? Well that's all right we'll eat them worm and all.

This is Jerry Parsons, Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, the Weekend Gardener.

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