Posted by: hortonhears | December 29, 2008

Random information: How to keep Worms out of your fruit trees

The past  years, few years several people have asked me how to keep worms out of their fruit trees. The majority do not want the yearly expense of paying to have their trees sprayed in the spring.

My Grandmother, whom is 86, has used a natural “worm killer” in her trees every year, and seldom had a problem with worms.

To keep the Worms out of your fruit trees follow these simple steps.

Clean a couple of gallon size plastic milk jugs. Cut a large hole on the side of each one.

In each jug place:

  • 1 Banana Peel
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (make sure it’s the real stuff)
  • 1/2 Gallon Water

Make sure everything is mixed very well.

Place a string through the jug handle and hang in your fruit tree.

In a Medium or Dwarf tree you’ll need at least 3 jugs. In a regular size tree, place at least 4.

The bugs/worms will end up in the jug, and not in your fruit.

When the jug is full of bugs, remove and add another jug.

During the summer time I will typically add a jug anytime the old ones dry up or end up full of bugs/worms.


If you follow this simple recipe you will not have troubles with worms in your fruit!



  1. Your worm-away recipe sounds interesting; I will definitely give it a try this year.

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