I used to have a friend who had 150 apricot trees and I used to love helping her pick and sell them.
However, she did not spray enough and often a huge majority of them had worms.
So, yes, I have opened an apricot and found a worm however I now know what to look for in stone fruit and am very wary with apricots as they seem to have them the most.
Have also had them in apples though not for a long time - I hate to think how much poison they actually put on fruit to stop these and how they need to get all over the fruit to be effective....in the case of apricots I think the worm or whatever stage they are at, live in the ground when the ripe, or rotten fruit falls to the ground and are therefore back the next season...supposedly they do us no harm but they look disgusting.
We have probably all eaten them and not known at some point?
When I was young we often would find caterpillars in various types of fruit,though it was mainly in apples/I do not recall any in the stone fruit,though often have had them in Tomatoes!!
I have also had a small one in an avocado!
I think that they get in up near the stalk.It is the only spot which can break easily!!! I certainly got a big surprise!!!
Now that I think of it,I have had peaches with little critters in them.They were off a friends tree when I was a little girl.Maybe this is why I generally cut my stone fruit?!!!
A few days ago. Some nectarines were purchased and they started to look unwell almost immediately . . . I used a knife on the first one and it had little friends inside. I went through them and they were all the same. . . .brown and mushy, with lodgers. Yuk. I have no idea where they were purchased.
Yep, my mum grows a lot of fruit in her garden and i love eating them when they are in season. Only thng is she grows them organically, so youare very likely to find a worm in one of her fruits - especilly the stone fruit.One i found only half!!