Ozark Lady wrote:A friend recently told me of her experience. A neighbor had thrown peach pits in an area, then decided to reclaim the area, that had all kinds of small peach trees growing in it. The tiny plants were just yanked up and handed to her. She planted as many as she could but lost more than she saved.
She did end up with 3 (?) and they have matured to bear fruit.
These peaches are purple. She decided to sample one, and when she bit into it this blood red juice burst forth. It was the most wonderful peach that she has ever tasted. She did the research and apparently it is a throw back to a native peach plant, that was thought lost. I am bugging her to save me some seeds from it. I know that not all the trees will likely produce what she found. But maybe...
How awesome is that?! I hope when you receive your seeds that you're able to obtain that prized fruit! My neighbor gave us some peaches a few years ago, and we didn't eat them all, so my boyfriend tossed them in the front "garden bed". The next spring (2010), I was clearing out the bed, and lo and behold! there were 3 tiny peach trees growing. My boyfriend yanked those suckers out before we realized what they were, resulting in 2 broken ones, and one viable one. For the heck of it, I dug a small hole in our yard and stuck the single tiny tree sprout in it. Sadly, a week later, we got TONS of rain, resulting in freakish floods, and it totally drowned my little peach tree.