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Translucent Goo on Six Year-Old Peach Tree Turn is not Worms but Gummosis

“We have a six year-old peach tree”, writes this reader in her submission regarding the translucent organisms pictured below. “This is the first year that we’ve had any peaches. Some of them have things on them. Are they worms/larvae or sap? Thank you.” Now, after we did some sleuthing, we came to the conclusion that while these clear objects are the result of insect larvae, they are not the larvae themselves. Let us explain. Although we are no experts on gardening and fruit, we believe our reader’s peaches are experiencing trauma due being fed on by some type of insect.