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Growing Organic Apples (page 4 of 4)

by Michael Phillips

Summer: June through August

Summer: June through August
  • Hang sticky red spheres by mid-June to trap apple maggots. Place them at eye level in direct sunlight but surrounded by developing fruit. Scrape away dead insects and renew the adhesive every three weeks through August.
  • Replace codling moth traps and lures.
  • Thin young fruits, leaving only the largest fruit in each cluster. After thinning, fruits should be 6 to 8 inches apart. Dispose of any infested fruits.

Michael Phillips is a commercial apple grower and the author of The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist (Chelsea Green, 1998; $35).

Photography by Michael MacCaskey. Illustrations by Ron Hilderbrand (apple pests) and Bobbi Angel (apple branches).

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