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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] fruit bags for organic production
  • Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:16:41 -0500

On 3/31/2016 10:41 AM, Jono Neiger wrote:
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)



*Jono Neiger, Principal*
Regenerative Design Group
1 Chevalier Avenue
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
tel. 413-658-7048
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I have used covers for my fruit for many years now. I have not used the Japanese bags, but think
there could be a problem of their disintegration with rain and sunshine. I have had that problem
with some of the nylon mesh bags that did not hold up well with rain and sun. The most durable
were the plastic sandwich bags. They required slits at the bottom to allow the rain water to drain
off. They were also not a perfect seal, so some bugs were able to get inside the bags. The color
of the fruit was not affected by these plastic bags, but I would think the paper bags would retard
this effect. Certainly, covering large amounts of fruit would be a tedious job, so I would spread
out this effort over several days. The other advantage of bags is that it discourages critter attacks
both on the tree and fallen fruit on the ground. They will not stop a determined critter.

Sherwin Dubren
Morton Grove, IL

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