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Q.Is It True Sawfly Hate Bananas?

Gemasu added on April 27, 2020 | Answered

I have a gooseberry bush that was decimated for the first couple of years by what I have found out to be sawfly, not caterpillars. I sprayed and meticulously picked them off but they were ravenous and I have achieved about 4 gooseberries since planting this bush as a consequence. Last year I read an old wives tail and chopped up some banana peel to put underneath and this seemed to stop any further generations. I spent the winter doubting this, but have tried the same thing this year and the plant looks amazing! Not a larvae in sight and loads of little gooseberries coming along. I just wanted to share that…

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Answered on April 29, 2020

This is very interesting! Thank you! I will pass this information on.

I have not heard or read this, myself, but if it works for you then there could be something to it.

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