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Crabapples for deer

Postby huntall » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:46 pm

What kind of crabapples have you tried or have seen that does good? I found some that I think I am going to get called TRANSCENDENT CRABAPPLE. Do you know anything about these for a wildlife planting? I am thinking on getting 4 trees to go with all the other trees I have planted or that I will be planting next week.
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Re: Crabapples for deer

Postby Yellow Lab » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:55 pm

I have been growing fruit trees since 1990. I have found that pears are a Mississippi deers favorite fruit. Pear trees are easy to grow and produce lots of fruit. The deer will eat every one that hits the ground.

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Re: Crabapples for deer

Postby huntall » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:06 pm

yellow lab, what kind of pears are those? I planted 8 pear trees last weekend and they are kiffer, oriant, sugar pears, and barlet pears. I agree with you that the deer really love them. I just thought crabapples would add a little something different. Any other advice on fruit trees? Just looking to have a year long food source.
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Re: Crabapples for deer

Postby Yellow Lab » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:41 pm

huntall wrote:yellow lab, what kind of pears are those? I planted 8 pear trees last weekend and they are kiffer, oriant, sugar pears, and barlet pears. I agree with you that the deer really love them. I just thought crabapples would add a little something different. Any other advice on fruit trees? Just looking to have a year long food source.


Those are keiffer pears in the photo. I also have orient and pineapple pears.

I would plant Japanese persimmons over crabapples. Jap. persimmons are the size of a baseball and they do not drop until November - December. They are the lastest fruit in MS.

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