[NAFEX] Peach Disease or Insects?

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Fri Apr 28 18:42:26 EDT 2006


On Apr 28, 2006, at 3:10 PM, Lucky Pittman wrote:

> At 11:50 AM 4/28/2006, you wrote:
>> I suspect the (Oriental Fruit)moth is probably the culprit.  How  
>> did anything ever survive before the discovery of chemical sprays?
>
> They survived, but folks didn't anticipate or demand the 'perfect'  
> fruit today's consumers want.
> The good ones were savored, but the misshapen, 'wormy', or  
> otherwise imperfect ones were baked in pies, peeled, sliced and  
> dried or canned, pressed to make cider, or fed to the livestock.
> Or, they just ate around the bad spots.
>
> Maybe I'm showing my age, but  I remember the old elementary school  
> joke,
> "What's worse than finding a worm in your apple?
> Finding half a worm!!"
>
> LLP

Look at old paintings with fruit in them.  Look carefully at the  
fruit.  Those were the most beautiful fruit available at the time.   
Few of them would be allowed to grace your grocerty store, or even  
Walmart's fruit display.

Ginda
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