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I was just sitting here thinking about the two crab apple trees in my grandmother’s yard and how much fruit they produce and I wondered if deer ate them. These 2 trees produce a TON of fruit and I was thinking about going by there and getting a bunch of them and taking them to camp. So, do deer eat em? :up:
 

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I was just sitting here thinking about the two crab apple trees in my grandmother’s yard and how much fruit they produce and I wondered if deer ate them. These 2 trees produce a TON of fruit and I was thinking about going by there and getting a bunch of them and taking them to camp. So, do deer eat em? :up:
You dang betcha they do.:up:
 

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You might wanna keep a weather eye on the tree.....or put out a camera watching it....never know...here a couple weeks ago I was on my way to LR for an appointment at the VA and a real nice buck ran out in front of me, right in the middle of town[Sheridan]!
 

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You might wanna keep a weather eye on the tree.....or put out a camera watching it....never know...here a couple weeks ago I was on my way to LR for an appointment at the VA and a real nice buck ran out in front of me, right in the middle of town[Sheridan]!
How did you know that's where my grandmother lives! :head: ha She lives in Sheridan but doesn't have any deer where she is at. She use to though! There use to be a field behind her but the school built an elementary school there now. :smack: They filled in a beautiful pond when they did that too. :smack:
 

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Let them dry then put them in the freezer[wrapped in paper] and plant them as soon as the ground begins to warm[in a pot]! No kidding(?) your Granny lives in Sheridan??? Lucky guess...I guess!:biggrin::up:
 

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Go to your nearest landscape shop, ask for b&b crab apple trees. B&B is balled and burlapped, look for the ones that are about 4 to 5 feet tall have healthy trunks and multiple branches. They will start producing within the year. Fairly innexpensive, you can find them for about 30 to 80 dollars, and wont have to wait for 5 to 7 years for them to fruit out. Make sure to put some cages around them to keep the varmints from eatin and rubbin on em. I planted 6 back home, chinese variety I think, cant remember. But the ones i planted had fruit the next year. Deer tore the cages down and killed the trees. this is a great way to go.
 

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Yes, they eat them. Yes, it's a good idea to take them and put them at a "secret spot.":thumb:
 

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Why not go to a good eating/cooking apple and let the deer have what you don't use. You and get a one or two year old stock apple/peach/cherry tree at a reasonable price. Try Gurnee's on the web. :thumb:
 

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That raises another question.....what is the fastest fruit bearing tree from seed to fruit? (Which tree will produce fruit first if a seed of each one was planted in a row.) :up:
 
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