Bag fruit 30 - 50 days after blossoming, after
natural fruit drop and manual thinning. The best time is on
a fair weather day between 10 AM and 3 PM. Temperatures of 30+
C. during the first 10 days after bagging may result in some
sunburn of fruit.
How to Use the Sack
First, expand the sack. Next, the young
fruit is positioned by slipping the stem into
the center slot of the open sack.
Gather the left side of the open bag
top and lay it over the embedded wire on the
right side as you prepare to wrap and twist
as shown in step 3.
Use the wire embedded in the right side
like a twist tie to wrap up and over the bunched
left top until clasped securely. Try to keep
the sack "inflated".
Gently tap the bottom of the expanded
sack to appear dented or concave, this preserves
the ballooned shape.
Please note: Don't apply
the bags to wet fruit!
Bagging fruit that
is not completely dry makes your crop highly susceptible
Fruit growing bags won't
allow sprays to penetrate to the fruit and can't prevent
damage from disease and pests which are on the fruit at
the time of application.
Apply any chemical spray before bagging and/or after
Wear gloves when bagging
fruit, the bags are treated with trace amounts of Captan
When to Remove the Bags
It is my personal experience that
many varieties of apple will ripen in the bag! These small
red bags provide 38% light transmittance. That being said,
the manufacturer states:
Early maturing varieties
require just 10 - 14 days to color-up before harvest.
For mid-season varieties
allow 15 - 20 days to color-up before harvest.
Late maturing varieties
may require as long as 30~40 days.
Bags may be removed on
cloudy or fair weather days, from around 10 AM in the morning
to around 3 PM in the afternoon.
How to Remove the Bags
Grasp fruit bag with both hands, separating
along the perforation.
Raise both ends of the sack to open and remove.
Important Safety Notes for
After touching bags, please wash hands thoroughly.
Never grip the fruit growing bags with your mouth.
The embedded wire can cause injury, so please
Important Safety Notes
for Storage and Handling
Please keep bags out of the reach of children.
Store away from direct sunlight, in a cool dark
These bags were designed specifically for growing
The bags are combustible, do not store or use near
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