Checking those varieties today, I found a large number of tiny, shriveled fruit. But I also found shiny, happy green fruit — often just a few inches away on the same branch. It’s still very hard to get a good idea of how much fruit survived. But it’s important to note that most years, our peaches and nectarines dramatically overpollinate, “setting” more fruit than the branches can bear. So we have to remove half or more of the fruit, by hand. It’s a time-consuming and rather depressing task.
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