[NAFEX] Bagging apples and deer
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Sun Jun 27 23:36:37 EDT 2010
On Jun 27, 2010, at 10:22 PM, Karen Kellogg wrote:
> Does putting a plastic baggie, or a nylon footie, on a growing apple discourage the deer from eating them? I have some apples developing from some trees I have not yet tasted and I would like the opportunity to do so.
Dunno about nylon footies, but deer seem perfectly happy to eat apples in ziplock plastic bags. After the first couple, they learn to leave the bag behind. I bagged apples two years ago, and early in the season I found chewed-up baggies. Later on I found undamaged baggies on the ground. I'm pretty sure I had a raccoon, too, as something ate _half_ and apple and then neatly closed up the bag when it was done! But a lot more apples disappeared than could have been eaten by a raccoon, so I'm pretty sure it was mostly deer.
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