Cunning plan? Maybe. The idea of bagging apples with paper or plastic bags to protect them from fungus and pests, to help them to develop a bigger size and a sweeter taste sounds foolish but it’s not. In fact, some Asian countries have used this concept to raise high quality blemish-free fruit for the last 200 years. In the USA, Washington state apple growers bag approximately 15 million apples a year. On second thought, in Asia, they also have a bug named Halyomorpha halys aka brown marmorated stink bug.