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When is a good time to place netting over my nectarine tree to stop those pesky fruit flies from destroying the fruit.


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Comment by Christa on August 6, 2020 at 9:55

Usually after pretty dark pink flowers have pollinated. We cover ours when the fruit is about the size of a pea.  There are quit a few more flowers this year.

Comment by Barbara Tealby on August 5, 2020 at 17:25

I find it's a bit of a lottery, to allow enough time for the flowers to get pollinated, but before the fruit is of a size where fruit fly is a danger. I put my net over my tropical peach this afternoon - a goodly number of fruit have appeared, and the bees have been really busy the last few days, so I'm confident of a good harvest. The China Flat, on the other hand, only has flowers so far, so no net on that one yet.

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