[nafex] Bagging Fruit

Jono Neiger neiger at csld.edu
Fri Apr 1 07:25:17 EDT 2016


Thats very helpful. Here's a source for paper bags I found. But it sounds
like the plastic bags are pretty easy.


   - Wilson Irrigation & Orchard Supplies
   1902 S. 11th St.
   Union Gap, WA 98903
   (800) 232-1174
   ($0.05 ea.)
   - http://www.wilsonirr.com/ecommerce/red-apple-bag-6-large.php



*Jono Neiger, Principal*
Regenerative Design Group
1 Chevalier Avenue
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
web.  regenerativedesigngroup.com
tel.    413-658-7048



On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 9:56 PM, James A Cooper <JCooper at lewistonschools.net
> wrote:

> I have used zip-lock sandwich bags for years very successful on apples.
> Most other fruits I tried did not work well. I do cut the bottom corners of
> about 10 bags at a time and can bag hundreds of them in an hour or 2. It
> stops about 80% of bug damage. We do the bagging just after thinning about
> Memorial day in Zone 6. the apples are about the size of your finger or
> thumb. If too early the stem will be damaged and the apple and bag will
> fall soon. If too late the apple bugs will beat you too it!
>
> Most years we bag about 2000 - 3000 apples and the first weeks loose about
> 100 bags from the weather or the apple was just going to thin anyway, so
> falls with the bag. Then through the season we have many others fall early
> with bug holes, but still good for a trimmed early snack.  Those that
> remain until harvest are 90% bug free and for the time and cost of the bags
> it is less expensive and maybe equal or probably less time to trying to
> spray every week and not being successful in keeping the codling moths out!
> and who wants to spray every week and still have 50% damaged apples when
> bagging will get you almost 90% even with heavy codling moth pressure!
>
> Jim Cooper
> Automotive Technology
> Lewiston High School
> jcooper at lewistonschools.net
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> Sources:
>
> https://www.packcoinc.com/cloth-cotton-drawsting-parts-bags.html<
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.packcoinc.com_cloth-2Dcotton-2Ddrawsting-2Dparts-2Dbags.html&d=CwMFaQ&c=rTID8zFL-e0diXJhnyrnsnYU8VIcDlW52AybVWLBNqM&r=3q_o75mYRtGDknC9RjeuI-yJN97mF1XxYGNfVGxhomM&m=T4m6fSqb1itEfa8oI6bTIHNEdMKVurgsj3tbzB-QCek&s=tcI8_bEOtReM9H3BL7JatDidZuECFw9UdDNz02BZfUI&e=
> >
>
> http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/fruit-protection-bag-mango.html<
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.alibaba.com_showroom_fruit-2Dprotection-2Dbag-2Dmango.html&d=CwMFaQ&c=rTID8zFL-e0diXJhnyrnsnYU8VIcDlW52AybVWLBNqM&r=3q_o75mYRtGDknC9RjeuI-yJN97mF1XxYGNfVGxhomM&m=T4m6fSqb1itEfa8oI6bTIHNEdMKVurgsj3tbzB-QCek&s=mRIBBfrF1TZvWemIU3icbpZ3HCxctxq_qJMMrJF8giw&e=
> >
>
> Discussions:
>
>
> http://www.geeksongardens.com/how_7667705_protect-fruit-trees-birds-eating.html
> <
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.geeksongardens.com_how-5F7667705-5Fprotect-2Dfruit-2Dtrees-2Dbirds-2Deating.html&d=CwMFaQ&c=rTID8zFL-e0diXJhnyrnsnYU8VIcDlW52AybVWLBNqM&r=3q_o75mYRtGDknC9RjeuI-yJN97mF1XxYGNfVGxhomM&m=T4m6fSqb1itEfa8oI6bTIHNEdMKVurgsj3tbzB-QCek&s=QUUygUOUgm-kxX8etuNkADnoH8R37m14aCTg_a7dmjc&e=
> >
>
>
> http://forums.gardenweb.com/discussions/1466911/can-you-bag-peaches-like-apples
> <
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__forums.gardenweb.com_discussions_1466911_can-2Dyou-2Dbag-2Dpeaches-2Dlike-2Dapples&d=CwMFaQ&c=rTID8zFL-e0diXJhnyrnsnYU8VIcDlW52AybVWLBNqM&r=3q_o75mYRtGDknC9RjeuI-yJN97mF1XxYGNfVGxhomM&m=T4m6fSqb1itEfa8oI6bTIHNEdMKVurgsj3tbzB-QCek&s=IGUvL1tSzQC6LAPNy0qw15BRbx-9q9DQC29OSrmZRs4&e=
> >
>
>
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> On Mar 31, 2016, at 12:42 PM, Richard Moyer <ramoyer at gmail.com<mailto:
> ramoyer at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> Do search the archives.  Worked well for us to thwart coddling moth and
> apple maggot.  We used breathable bags made of poly row cover, some have
> used plastic bags with holes cut in a corner to drain water...
>
> Richard Moyer
> SW VA
> Good bloom on cherries and peaches here, hope they come through the
> frosts/freezes.
>
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> Hi
> Im wondering what people think of bagging individual fruit as in using
> "fruit bags" or "Japanese fruit bags"
>
> Ive thought of trying it but havent gotten around to it. And I have several
> clients looking for them. Any sources?
>
> (sorry if this is a repeat topic- I didnt search the archives)
>
> thanks
>
> Jono
>
> *Jono Neiger, Principal*
> Regenerative Design Group
> 1 Chevalier Avenue
> Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
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> I did order some bags from Territorial but haven't tried them yet.
>
>
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.territorialseed.com_product_nylon-2Dmaggot-2Dbarriers&d=CwICAg&c=rTID8zFL-e0diXJhnyrnsnYU8VIcDlW52AybVWLBNqM&r=3q_o75mYRtGDknC9RjeuI-yJN97mF1XxYGNfVGxhomM&m=5NsHaAd_E8-WBXK1-IqvRlZQGfO_Lff-z_uwehM_T6Y&s=DDknLe1KnER1eiqwpo8O6ft4eFT4hEhauINjU-HyHFE&e=
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> Not sure whether I'll have any fruit to try them on this year, either.
> Most of the old trees have died and replacement trees are too young. But
> it's possible I'll try them on some apricots, even if it's rootstock fruit,
> just to see what happens.
>
>
>
> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
>
>
> On Mar 31, 2016, at 11:41 AM, Jono Neiger wrote:
>
> Hi
> Im wondering what people think of bagging individual fruit as in using
> "fruit bags" or "Japanese fruit bags"
>
> Ive thought of trying it but havent gotten around to it. And I have
> several
> clients looking for them. Any sources?
>
> (sorry if this is a repeat topic- I didnt search the archives)
>
> thanks
>
> Jono
> Massachusetts
>
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