Save your Fruit crop

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Save your Fruit crop

Postby Ianrobert » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:19 pm

If you want to save your fruit crop from the dreaded flying Foxes then purchase a length of clear Christmas tube light that flashes on and off or has different sequences. I bought my 30 metre length on ebay for about $60. I then strung it around our mango tree and left lights on overnight.
Completely kept the foxes at bay but did not scare the possum. That was not a worry as the possum only ate one or two a night.
We ended up with about 500 fruit off the one tree.
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We have a one acre sub-tropical garden . We open to the public in November each year through the 'Open Garden' scheme. We are interested in Bromeliads, Gingers, Heliconias, Costus and all rare and unusual plants.
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Re: Save your Fruit crop

Postby Pam » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:21 pm

Ingenious!
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Re: Save your Fruit crop

Postby abby » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:11 pm

Absolutely brilliant Ian (Y)
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Re: Save your Fruit crop

Postby Hartley Botanic » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:58 am

Did you hear of this tip, or come up with it yourself? Either way, it is indeed ingenious!
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Re: Save your Fruit crop

Postby Stormgirl » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:11 am

I'll be doing that next year...we have not had one mango this year that has not been attacked by fruit bats. Strangely enough, they didn't attack my mangoes at my old house. :-?
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Re: Save your Fruit crop

Postby Pam » Fri May 28, 2010 9:38 am

Congratulations on your win with this one Ian. :D
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