An easy way to keep insect pests away from your growing organic fruit
Tired of maggots getting to your fruit before you do? We at Orchard People sure were. That is until we got our hands on Orchard Sox – a chemical free way to protect growing fruit from damage caused by apple maggot, coddling moth and spot wing drosophilia. They have been used successfully on apples, pears and plums.
Now Orchard People is importing this product for our customers. Each package contains 144 Orchard Sox which will cover and protect 144 pieces of fruit and costs $19.95 USD plus $10.00 USD shipping to anywhere in the US and Canada. Made of 100 percent nylon they can be washed and reused each year. Buy a package of Orchard Sox and try them out yourself!
How you use Orchard Sox
Apply after June drop when fruitlet is less than 1 inch in diameter. Thin fruit by removing all but one fruitlet in a cluster. Open end of orchard sock with your thumb and slip half of the sock over young fruit leaving a long tail that your fruit can grow into. Twist the open end around the fruit stem and tuck it in. The sock will expand as fruit grows.Watch the video below to see more.
More about Orchard Sox
You can learn more about orchard sox in the following posts:
- BLOG: Bug busting orchard sox experiment
- BLOG: Designer apples, by Daily Bread orchard volunteers
- BLOG: Historic Stewart Farm
Order now to prepare for the growing season to come
For more information or for larger orders, email us stating the number of packages you would like and your shipping address. Please title your email ORCHARD SOX.
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Price is $19.95 USD plus shipping and handling.