Posted: 21/09/2015 at 09:35
Poles and netting are not viable. I think the only solution is to pick the pommes before they are ripe and let them finish off on a tray in wor shed. It's surprising how quickly the fallen fruit is finished off by da boidies, slugs 'n' wotnot, innit ! ?
I am gunna try and get the apples to stay in good condition be dipping the fruit into a bucket of Sodium metabisulphate, just a dip, and then let them dry naturally before storing. This method, like in wine making, is using NATURAL solution, and kills off any unwanted yeasts or things like that. It may not prevent ANY rotting, but it will perhaps help preserve the stuff a bit longer.