A week from now these fruits will probably be ready for harvest. However, as they continue to ripen not only do they get sweeter - they also get heavier and bigger putting more weight on the branches.
Something is wrong with this picture: Too many fruits/branch
This peach tree was heavily infected with peach leaf curl in the spring. The infection was prolonged due to frequent rains and low temperatures that I did not expect the fruits to remain. Hence, I did not see the need for any fruit thinning at the time.
No wonder fruit thinning is such an important operation in the production of quality fruits. It also prevents damages to the tree.
One of the major branches of my tree broke off; it could not hold the increasing weight of the fruits anymore. It is the fault of the gardener who did not pay attention to the happenings in one corner of the yard. Knowing how sweet these fruits, my heart sank when I saw this fallen branch. On the other hand, this is good for the remaining fruits. They get a better chance to bulk more.
Sometimes less is better.