saving my crop of figs

corar4gw(JAX9A)May 14, 2014

My fig tree is loaded with fruit. But in probably less than 2 weeks, the squirrels, birds and BUGS will be having a feast on them. I can get bird netting, but what can I use to keep the bugs (wasps?) from entering the ripening fruit and laying their eggs, etc? I'd really like to use something non-poison if possible. I'm wide open to suggestions.

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bea(9a FL)

I use netting i buy at the fabric store. Holes are very small. Tie it around the bottom or peg down in the soil around the base.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 6:49PM
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bea(9a FL)

I use netting i buy at the fabric store. Holes are very small. Tie it around the bottom or peg down in the soil around the base.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 6:50PM
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corar4gw(JAX9A)

Great idea!! 10 yards of 64" wide net (as opposed to tulle) should do a great job. BUT - would I still have to spray for fungal and other problems?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 7:24PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Hi Cora

My fig trees are also loaded with fruit and they are the easiest to grow from all my fruit trees, I never get any bugs or fungal disease, never spray either or cover them with nets, I just don't have any problems except the rust later in the rainy season and of course I have the fruit picked as it ripens.

Last year figs ready for the oven

Silvia

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 8:22PM
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