Grubs!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jumping jack flash
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Grubs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by jumping jack flash » 31 Aug 2008, 19:28

I've just started picking this years damsons and there are very few on the trees and half of them are full of little grubs who seem to have laid their eggs in them. The fruit on some nearby trees isn't fully ripe yet and as yet, hasn't fallen foul of the grubs. Should I pick the harder ones now to avoid the little b~ggers or will that just ruin the gin anyway?

shinobi
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Re: Grubs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by shinobi » 03 Sep 2008, 17:19

I guess it depends on what you want to do with them?

Personally, I can't see the point of picking unripe fruit. I'd wait until the fruit is ripe and then pick the ones without the eggs laid in them, or cut around the damage.

What are you planning on doing with them?

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jumping jack flash
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Re: Grubs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by jumping jack flash » 09 Oct 2008, 20:41

I don't know what to do now! Last year I harvested around 100lbs of damsons. This year I've managed 1lb 9oz!!!

I haven't even got enough for my gin and the Sloes are the same.

Thedre doesn't seem to be any around and the shops aren't selling any either!

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