That's Floyd Mason doing "experiment station work". They deployed 1200 paper sacks to protect their apples. I see some pear orchards still protect the fruit this way. Does anyone know if any apples are still grown in sacks?
They still ripen some Fuji apples in bags. It helps the color develop for the Japanese market.
Rawhyde on 11th June 2015 @ 7:20am
Where's the dog??
Definitely learned some history today. I had no idea they put apples in sacks while still on the tree.
L.E. on 11th June 2015 @ 8:10am
The dog found "his" own private tree🐾🐾
Judy on 11th June 2015 @ 12:00pm
I don't know...My mother used to grow pears in bottles....
Charlott on 11th June 2015 @ 2:41pm
This is still a regular practice in Japan and can be seen even today in our sister city Tsuruta
Alex on 7th April 2016 @ 8:59am