baby apple

baby apple

There are only a couple baby apples on my little Fugi apple tree this year. I need to remember to cover them very soon. Last year I didn’t cover them and the they got eaten my bugs. They are deliciously crisp apples and I’d like to eat them myself!

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  • Yay for you!! I love apples. My 50+ year old apple tree didn't even bloom this year 🙁 We had such a weird winter/spring here in Wyoming.

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  • Yeah! An apple tree with baby apples!! I can only imagine the anticipation.

    I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your pictures.

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  • Cover them? Do you cover the individual apples?

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  • Do you use the apple maggot barriers? We're trying those for the first time this year. So far so good on the maggots. Unfortunately they don't work against the squirrels.

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  • This happens every year with our pears. Our apples are always left untouched. How do you cover them?

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  • Hi,
    Also wondering how you cover them.. read a lot about apples recently.. some people cover individual apples with paper bags, others with plastic… is this also the right time to do it – when the apple has formed ? I'm in southern NH and would love any thoughts you have on keeping apples edible of the tree without spraying. thanks

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  • I cover the individual apples with a knee hi stocking. Odd, I know, but it works well. If you click on the "apples" link below the post, you'll see my results from the past two years.

    Two years ago I covered all 5(!) of my apples with stockings and they ripened great. Last year I got lazy and wondered if covering them was necessary. Answer – yes – reason – apple maggots (I hate to even write the word – yuck).

    So now is the time to cover the apples. They are still blemish free. And its too warm to wear those stockings anyway.

    I drove by a very happy apple tree the other day not much bigger than mine but with hundreds of apples. I don't know what to recommend if you have that many apples. I'm just hoping when I go out to cover my apples I may find a third or a fourth.

    (I have also seen people using paper bags, but I prefer the stockings. Probably depends on what you have access to.)

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  • Oh, and I have also found that the stockings keep the squirrels away from my apples – so far….

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  • Thanks. I am going to try that next year just as soon as the fruit starts to form.

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  • Thanks. I am going to try that next year just as soon as the fruit starts to form.

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