Maggot Barrier Bags
Seattletreefruitsociety.com has pictures showing installing the bags with the rubber bands.
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Love these, worked great, a little time consuming getting on. We tied with a piece twine, did not have to knot and they stayed on. We would have had even more apples if we had gotten the socks on earlier and had not ran out of socks and had to reorder. 8 small Apple trees ended up using 600+ bags. Apples are better with the nylon sock over the fiber bag with pull ties (this were easier to put on, but have some apples with leathery skin from the heat/sun here in eastern Washington).
Will order more nylon bags for next year and not use the other bags. We will also cut a longer length of twine to make it easier to check apples and then put the bag back on.
Subject line says it all. These work for (early season) apple maggots, but once the codling moths emerge and go to egg-laying, you need plastic bags, not these!
I looked for apple bags for quite a while and then found these and they are great. Easy to slip over the apples with the 3/8 inch orthodonic rubberbands that they suggest using. This is my first year using these bags, so I cannot say how successful they will be, but so far so good. I just wish someone would make apple bags that are green so it doesn’t look like you have pantyhose hanging from your trees. My trees are in my front yard! ????
Still, thank you for making these available, Raintree, and at an affordable price! Bumper crop of apples this year here in Colorado. I had to order more bags!
The apple maggot bags I ordered this year are too loose which makes it difficult to twist the top of the bag and get the twisted top to stay inside the bag. I ordered the "same" bags last year (or the year before) and the fit was much better. With the loose fit of this year's bags, I doubt they will stay on the apples until harvest time.
Hello, I am so sorry to hear your experience with this product was not as good as the following year. I know how frustrating it can be to manage Apple Maggot, and we want to help our customers as much as possible. Please reach out to us at email@example.com and we will send you new bags for the following season. Keep Growing, Rye (Customer Service Manager)