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Author Topic: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?  (Read 831 times)

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sea-dove

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Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« on: November 22, 2017, 03:58:39 pm »

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 Ive just ordered the above to try for my apricots this year as putting up the tree netting on the biggish tree by myself, I just cant do it with my shoulder (and the birds got all my apricots last year due to that).  ***fingers crossed that I'll get it in time to use them***
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 09:43:17 pm »

We use fruit fly nylon bags each year on grapes, persimmons, nashis etc etc with good results.
Also on oranges to stop hawk moths ruining them.
We also have nylon nets to cover some trees and they are fruit fly proof.
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 02:53:00 pm »

Have never used anything like that, but Would cut up old stockings/pantyhose do the same job?
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 08:34:39 pm »

Tried the pantyhose and stockings from all the girls at work on our mangos.
But it did not have enough free airspace and we had a bit of anthracnose  problems.

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20 for $12

 For the price of these and the fact that with care they will last 10-25 years why buggerise around.
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 05:32:26 am »

Fair enough
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2017, 01:31:11 pm »

thanks
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 07:27:45 am »

Bagged our mangoes yesterday and some nashis.
Wife's done the table grapes.
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 02:02:51 am »

i used these bags on my flat peach tree but i put them on a week to late as they where all affected, after i started burning all the fruit, and did picked and burnt all the fruit of everyone within 800 meters of my place and then i put a big net over it, and the next year they where all good, and then my plum tree got them, after another look around there was 1 fig tree only 1 meter tall and it was the new ground zero for the late season problem.
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 06:34:23 am »

If you have parrots, they rip through any fruit bags.  Make my own out of mozzie netting.  If you can get the nets cheap or from the op shop, well worth it.  Buy mozzie netting on the roll if you can get it when on special.  Deters all but the smallest insects and you can make any size and shape that you like.  I secure with clothes pegs.
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 08:32:55 am »

Bag all your fruit and give them a once only spray with lebaycid or rogar.
We have been having trouble with cockroaches chewing the bloody nylon fruit fly bags of late.
All parasites!
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 12:19:14 am »

my bags come just in time to protect most of my apricots and worked great.  I love catlady's idea of using pegs on them to secure as the ones i have had strings and that was the worst part of things typing them on and then even worst getting them all undone esp if up high.  Im going to try the bags with pegs next time.
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2018, 06:56:04 pm »

Spun poly bags offa evil bay?
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 09:10:55 am »

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Spun poly bags offa evil bay?

yes , they should last a long time.  they probably already paid for themselves with the fruit I saved from the birds
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Re: Protecting fruit. Has anyone tried fruit bags?
« Reply #13 on: Today at 02:32:39 pm »

Ours are 10 years old now and still good.
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