Regular readers of this blog will know of my "thing", my long-running battle, with fruit fly, and my goal of eating my own stone fruit. This year I've pruned, sprayed and bagged in a last stand attempt to grow stone fruit and EAT them, instead of relegating them to garbage bags in the sun to kill fruit fly larvae. If after all the effort, we end up with fruit fly again, the next step will be a massive prune with a chainsaw.
Well, as you can see, we have sweet victory. These are only some of our own nectarines, none of which are fruit fly affected. Yay!
The taste is unbelievable. These nectarines are unbelievably sweet and juicy and as different from shop bought nectarines as Mickey Mouse is from Marilyn Monroe. Totally worth the fuss of growing and nurturing.
Having said this though, the real test will be in the new year when the later maturing varieties start to ripen. Then, we'll really know whether we have conquered the dreaded little buggers. Meanwhile, these beauties are a good sign that we might be on the right track..