[NAFEX] Report on Footsies, More Comments
dragon-star at cableone.net
Mon Aug 20 09:56:21 EDT 2007
Same experience however I favor the Glad bags without zippers. I use the
twist tie type. Thank you for confirming what I observed. Fortunately we
had a really nasty freeze so I had very little fruit ton the trees anyway.
Coddling moths are looking like 100%
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Subject: [NAFEX] Report on Footsies, More Comments
I have not figured out how to reply to forum messages, since I have opted to
have them automatically delivered to my machine. So, this is not a new
a comment on the previous posting about footsies.
I tried using footsies this year for the first time. I feel they offer
fruit (I used them mainly on apples). The codling moths and apple maggots
right through the nylon and entered the apples. I had much better
zip lock sandwich bags. Much fewer of these insects were able to penetrate
plastic covers, although a few sneaked in at the stem, where there was not
closure. I now believe that I cannot depend entirely on anyh of these
shield the apples, so I will have to do some limited spraying, even after
I believe in leaving fruit on the tree as long as possible, especially
Much of the sugars enter the fruit at the end of their growth cycle. They
sweeten in your house, only become less acidic with the ripening. There is
that this can be overdone, and some fruit will spoil on the tree. I find
to be continuously variable with the weather conditions. I am leaving my
Pride apples on the tree until they fall and I think they are getting the
flavor. With peaches, I wait until they are soft to the touch. Picking
results in a 'supermarket' peach.
The zip lock bags give better protection than footsies to fallen fruit.
likely to be eaten by squirrels and rabbits. Overall, I think I will stick
bags, in the future.
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