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shinzo

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When to start bagging guava fruit?
« on: June 13, 2020, 06:00:37 PM »
Hi guys, this year i decided to bag my guava fruits to protect them from fruit flies.
I am wondering at which development stage should i bag them (currently the tree is flowering and some flowers are setting fruits).
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Re: When to start bagging guava fruit?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2020, 06:46:13 PM »
Been bagging them once they reach size of quarter

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Re: When to start bagging guava fruit?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2020, 09:41:55 AM »
Thank you for the answer. I will do the same then.

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Re: When to start bagging guava fruit?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 09:26:55 PM »
Per the University of Florida: Fruit infested with fly larvae are usually unsuitable for eating. Covering the developing fruit when it reaches about 1 inch in diameter with a bag will prevent fruit fly infestation.

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Re: When to start bagging guava fruit?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020, 10:23:21 PM »
Hi Shinzo,
I had the same problems with my guyabas and guanabanas.
Since I powder the basas of the trees with WOOD ASH ,I have maggot free fruits
Helmut

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Re: When to start bagging guava fruit?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2020, 07:18:20 AM »
I found when I bagged too early, very soon after fruit set, it increased fruit drop maybe due to the bag increasing humidity during the rainy season. When I waited a while longer to quarter size I didn't have the problem. I suppose it depends on the guava and bag size but using 6x9 inch bags if I bagged two fruits in one bag they got stuck so I decided to thin down to one fruit/cluster.

 

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