Honeycrisp bug problems
The bugs, ranging from ants to wasps and everything in between decimate our honeycrisps right before they are ready to harvest. What can be used to protect the apples from the insects ruining all the apples? Thanks, Mike Cumiskey Worthington
Nobles County Minnesota
Another expert added the following comment:
"I see this every year - birds sample the apples allowing wasps, lady beetles and others to get into the apple. It is best to harvest when this starts and allow the apples to sit awhile before using as they will get sweeter".