I’d like to improve the quality of my Jonathan and MacIntosh apples. I started bagging apples in baggies in 2021.
I would appreciate any information/benefit of experience. I’m in zone 6a
Hi Shirley, welcome to the forum.
Try a search using the search term of “Sox”. That will give you some of the previous discussions on the topic you might find pertinent.
Yes, as James was saying, some people use zip loc baggies and some use fruit sox. Some use both. I am moving away from baggies, even though they worked, because I'm concerned about too much plastic in our food and on our planet.
Hi Shirley, if you are using plastic baggies, be sure to just barely cut the bottom corners off to let condensate drain out. Otherwise the baggie will eventually fill with condensate and become too heavy to stay on the tree. You will lose your apple before it’s even ripe. Another problem I had, even here in Western Washington, was serious sunburn on the apples in bags. Neither of these things is a problem with cloth drawstring bags or with footies.
This year I am trying two types of bags I bought over the internet. They are fabric, looser than the sox. I don't know if they will work. I have some organza bags too. They worked for the handful of apples I tried them on last year.