This is a great time to protect your peaches from birds.

Harvesting Your Fruit

When harvest time gets close and your fruit is the color it should be when ripe, you untie the bottom of the cover, move inside the canopy and eat some fruit. If it is ripe, you harvest the amount of fruit you want. Then, step out of the canopy and re-tie the base of the cover around the trunk.

Fruit can be harvested on some varieties of trees over several weeks. If you completely remove the cover prematurely, bugs will have time to lay eggs in your almost ripe fruit and ruin the remaining fruit. Also, birds may show up and eat whatever fruit you have not harvested. Be smart. Keep the cover on until you have picked all the fruit.