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Q.Loss of Apples

Anonymous added on March 19, 2014 | Answered

Something strips my apple trees every year when the apples are green and about the size of a tennis ball. I live in a wooded area of MN; we do have squirrels, opossum, and raccoons around. I have found no trace of the apples on the ground around the trees, nor droppings. I had covered my apples with nylon socks to prevent infestation by insects, no trace of those either. Any idea what could be doing this and how to control it?

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Answered on March 19, 2014

Because you are not seeing discarded fruit (raccoons and other similar size animals often discard half eaten food), I would say that the issue is deer. And yes, they will eat the nylon too. And even if you have a fence, they can clear a 6 foot fence without needing any run up to get over it. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/deer/deer-repellents.htm

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