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dreamdoctor

And the birds like to peck at them as well. I just cut up some hardware cloth into boxes - like the 1/2 x 1/2 squares kind - and leave a long "flap" to go over the branch so it is not hanging on the fruit - put them on when the fruit is just stating to turn so they are firmly attached to the branch still and you don't knock them off. Many ardent admirers of ripe fruit or in the case of squirrels and birds - just about to be ripe fruit.If the tree is heavy with fruit I use bird netting over the whole thing.

By the by - try putting out a water dish/bird bath - sometimes they are thirsty. They go after tomatoes for moisture too.

Our lion's head bunny runs to the dish when she hears blueberries being dropped into the bowl - peaches are a close second.

Best wishes on protecting your bounty. Ripe, warm peaches with the world's best (home made) granola and vanilla almond milk - a great way to start the day.

   
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John Andrews

Second thoughts on the upside down tomatoes. Leaves in the photo are right side up. They still look odd.

   
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dreamdoctor

John - it is just a weird photo. When mine grow over the top of the fencing I use they grow in strange ways sometimes.

   

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