[NAFEX] Bagging with nylon footies for grapes and peaches

Nathan Torgerson nathantorgerson at yahoo.com
Wed May 30 21:54:01 EDT 2007


I bagged grapes and peaches last year with nylon footies and they worked great for both. 
   
  This year I stretched the ends of the footies and tied the ends around the peach branch...I am hoping this will catch the peaches that fall off before I can pick them and keep them from getting damaged. I will still need to check daily, but the longer they can stay on the tree the sweeter they get...or so I've been told!
   
  My experiece is that plastic bags make stone fruits crack, at least that is what happened to my plums, and I would expect the same for peaches.
   
  Now it's just a matter of time before the squirrels/racoons/possums figure out what the footies are covering. The plastic bags around the apples fooled them for 5 seasons, but last year was a disaster.
   
  Nate
  Andover, MN

ROBERT W JUDY A HARTMAN <hartmansfruit at msn.com> wrote:
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  You don't have to be concerned about getting the corners of the bags cut because there is no water that will collect in the bags.  Yes, they can be reused.  Most people plant the varieties that are resistant to fungal diseases so I am not sure about that aspect.  I am not sure of the use on peaches.  You might try some when you get a chance.
   
  Bob
    ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mark Dorogi 
  To: 'North American Fruit Explorers' 
  Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 12:57 PM
  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Bagging Apples
  

    Hi Bob,
   
  No, I haven’t tried the footies.  This is the first time with bags as well. I had read about them, but didn’t come away with a strong impression that one was much preferred over the other.  And since I have baggies here

   
  Are there any particular advantages to the footies?  Can they be re-used?  Do they work as well as bags in keeping fungal infections off the apples?   Would footies be a better choice for peaches, compared to plastic bags?
   
  It looks like the footies might be a little easier to put on, although baggies are pretty easy.  I should get some to try, they’re pretty cheap.
   
   
  Thanks,
  Mark
   
      
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  From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT W JUDY A HARTMAN
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2007 2:58 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Bagging Apples

   
      Mark,

     

    Have you tried the fruit footies?  Many people in western Washington and Oregon have been successful and very satisfied with the footies if they want to keep away from the sprays.  See the following link: http://www.homeorchardsociety.org/footies/  This link has a picture.  It is a small picture but if you do a search on bag apples footies you will find a lot of websites describing the use of these.  If you are satisfied with your bagging process that is fine but I thought I would let you know about the footies.

     

    Bob



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