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William Woys Weaver, contributing editor
We’ve written about other effective methods for protecting fruit, including a technique using paper bags and one using nylon “footies.” MOTHER
Above: Harvest bug free apples by covering the fruit with bags that keep insects out. Photo by Rob Cardillo.
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