[gardeners] Apricot thieves!

Ron Hay (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 19 Jun 2000 07:41:26 -0700

Help! This is the first year we have had any signifucant number of
apricots on our tree, and all of a sudden, as they ripen, predators
strike at the crack of dawn. They may be birds, although I rather
suspect they are squirrels, since some of the pits are gnawed a bit, and
there are no real peck marks on the interior of the fruits.

Any suggestions?

I am about to go out with my fruit picking pole to harvest whatever I
can, to let the fruit ripen in the house.