I figured letting it ripen on the tree was best, and it was being left alone by both bird & bug.
Someone ( my mum ? ) said "the birds will know when the fruit is ripe before you do"
And that person was right.
This morning I was greeted with the aftermath of a peach orgy.
In my backyard.
I imagine the birds were toga-clad, such was the level of debauchery...
So the first ripe peach was on a tree not in a flight path.
It was stolen from the tree i've bought my sister that I had tucked away 'down the side'. She's offline at the moment, so won't know of my sin until after Christmas.
And it was perfect.
By the way, this scared the crap out of me this morning as I was absentmindedly, barefootedly dumping the washing machine water on the plants. I actually jumped back
It's a holy snappin' crocodile head.
As you were.