i'd already noticed that someone or some creature ate my strawberries. and most of my limes were gone (probably the college kids drinking beer next door: oh hey! lime! for my dos equis!). I haven't had any of the limes yet.
but my peach always stayed.. even thru the hailstorm, most of them survived (even though the leaves were scratched and ragged from the golf ball sized hail)
today as i was watering my droopy peachy.. i touched a fruit and it felt soft to me! so i plucked it. said thank you.
brought it back, rinsed it a little and bit into it.
oh my goodness.
that peach was warm from the sun and sooo sweet soo delicious.
it wasn't a pretty peach, with lots of imperfections.. and it was small. and i'd watched it grow for the last 3 months.
and it was amazingly good. so good. best peach i've ever eaten.
definitely worth all the watering and fertilizing and taking care of.