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Help pls. I have just now , October,  harvested green peaches as they have fallen off a neighbours tree.. They are not under ripe normal peaches but seem to be their own variety.
What can I do with them.? Can I eat them fresh, freeze for later. . Keep to ripen?
I have not come across these before and information is a bit scarce. Thanks



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,863
    edited October 2022
    Hi @purdyviv and welcome to the forum  :)

    Are you sure they're peaches?  Has the neighbour told you they're peaches?
    Could they possibly be almonds.  They are from the same family, and have a fuzzy 'peach-like' fruit around the nut.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Could they be quinces?
  • Hi. Thanks . They are definitely a peach variety. The stone inside is large ,fat and pock marked like a peach. Thought at first quince, but the outside skin is softish.
  • Also these are smaller than quince and rather egg shaped.
    Wondered if they were only good for chutney , or pickling ?
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,260
    Are you on good terms with your neighbour?  Asking them if they know what the tree is, might be a good first step if so.  You could also post some photos on here, of the whole fruit, the tree if possible, and maybe a fruit cut open...
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,260
    The Internet tells me that peaches will ripen off the tree - so if that's what they are, you could try keeping some (unbruised) fruit and see if they'll ripen up, perhaps.  Though October does seem extremely late for peaches to ripen.  Are you in the UK?
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • My neighbour has only had the house a short while, is male and definitely not a gardener, hence letting me have the fruit.. I'm in France.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    As Liriodendron says, a photo would help to ID it. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire

  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,721
    It looks rather like a walnut or something along those lines.
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