On my rooftop terrace
Apples, grapes, tomatoes, figs and peaches : autumnal bounty on my fruit tray. I couldn't resist taking it all onto my outdoor table for a photo shoot. If you look closely at the cut-out peach you'll see that the inside is a pink-purple veined white - it's what we call "pêche de vigne" in French, vine peach or vineyard peach. This very tasty late-season peach ripens at the same time as grapes, hence its name. The second reason for the name is that this peach being particularly sensitive to Uncinula necator, a type of fungus that causes powdery mildew in grapes, some wine makers traditionally planted a few of those peach trees in their vineyards in order to be warned of the disease and treat their vines in time. I have been told that vineyard peaches aren't grown in North America. Is that true ?
Pommes, raisin, tomates, figues et pêches de vigne : abondance automnale sur mon plateau de fruits. Je n'ai pas pu résister au plaisir de tout sortir sur ma terrasse pour une séance photos.