Fruit without Pesticides
According to the Environmental Work Group, apples contain more pesticides that most other fruits. And fruits in general contain a lot of pesticides.
“But, you can’t grow fruit without lots of pesticides” …I say, Bull Hockey!!
If you select disease resistant apples and enclosed them in a plastic bag for the season, you eliminate airborne and insect borne diseases and there is no need for pesticides.
“But commercially I cannot bag fruit .” Well, the Japanese do and so do some West Coast organic producers.
I have been bagging my apples for several years, and produce picture perfect fruit with no pesticides, no fungicides, and no herbicides.
Here’s where I buy my 7”x9” polyethylene bags, cost $20 per thousand,
Here are the twist ties,