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#3149225 - 02/02/13 03:22 PM Fruit trees
JCDEERMAN
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If you were to buy 20 fruit trees for the wildlife, as well as for us to eat, what would they be? I'm looking for specifics within these breeds. We are looking to get roughly 5 apples, 5 peach, 5 pears, and 5 cherry......but what specifics within these types? We want the deer, turkey, and US to enjoy.
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#3149287 - 02/02/13 04:43 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: JCDEERMAN]
Beardendy88
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If you want deer to enjoy get persimmon trees. I think I spelled that right
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#3149330 - 02/02/13 05:24 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: Beardendy88]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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apples,pears,crabapples,and persimmons
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#3149350 - 02/02/13 05:36 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
Hardwoodmaterials
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Persimmons must only be eaten by deer in certain areas. One of the places I hunt has 4-5 persimmon trees at the corner of a field and creek and the deer just don't mess with them. The coons eat them like crazy thou!
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#3149362 - 02/02/13 05:50 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: Hardwoodmaterials]
JCDEERMAN
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We have plenty of persimmons, sawtooth oak, etc....

I'm just talking about fruit trees, but not just "fruit trees".....I'm wanting to know specifically which kind of peach trees, apple trees, pear trees. Their are many different varieties within each fruit. I know nothing about that stuff. Preferably some that are typically late bloomers. I have planted plenty that are native to Florida and they bloom in February, then of course it freezes again and it doesn't produce anything that year. I'd like to avoid those types \:\)
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#3149387 - 02/02/13 06:11 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: JCDEERMAN]
Beardendy88
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A good peach tree is the Belle Georgia peach tree or the hale haven tree. With pears all I know is the warren pear tree.
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#3149396 - 02/02/13 06:20 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: Beardendy88]
buckaroo
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Apple- Arkansas black hard to beat. Disease resistant and bear late
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#3149562 - 02/02/13 08:15 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: buckaroo]
backroads
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Here is what I ordered this week for my property. I'll find out in a couple years how well they worked out. The pear/apple trees are 4 to 5 feet tall when ordered.

Bartlett Pear Trees
Clapp's Favorite Pear Trees
Braeburn Apple Trees
Gala Apple Trees
American Persimmon
Brigitta Blueberry
Apache Thornless Blackberry
Arapho Thornless Blackberry

When ordering my biggest questions were making sure they would cross pollinate.

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#3149803 - 02/03/13 07:12 AM Re: Fruit trees [Re: backroads]
Football Hunter
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Keifer pear,Arkansas Black for apple
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#3149820 - 02/03/13 07:32 AM Re: Fruit trees [Re: Football Hunter]
diamond hunter
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Dont forget chickasaw plumsand Dolgo crabapples
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#3149913 - 02/03/13 09:46 AM Re: Fruit trees [Re: diamond hunter]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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Apples
Redfree
Liberty
Enterprize
Freedom
Goldrush
Dolgo crab
Chestnut crab

Pears
Moonglow
Magness
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#3149918 - 02/03/13 09:55 AM Re: Fruit trees [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
7mm08
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The Liberty, Enterprise, and Wolf River are great disease resistant strains. I just put in 4 Limbertwigs. An OLD strain from the late 1700's that supposedly are resistant. One variety of these Limbertwigs doesn't ripen until NOVEMBER which should hopefully pre-marinade my venison! HA....

Try this grower. I have talked to him via phone, and email. Super plants that he shipped with great info. on planting,care, and deer proofing.

http://centuryfarmorchards.com/descripts/osadescriptsapples.html


Edited by 7mm08 (02/03/13 09:57 AM)
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#3151047 - 02/04/13 08:02 AM Re: Fruit trees [Re: 7mm08]
JCDEERMAN
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Thanks, guys! Trying to plant in the next couple weeks. Headed in the right direction now!
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#3151188 - 02/04/13 10:16 AM Re: Fruit trees [Re: JCDEERMAN]
Bayou Buck
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I planted Kieffer, Moonglow and Ayers pear on my property so far. I would like to get some asian varieties as well. As far as apples, I hear Arkansas black is a good variety for our area. I plan on getting a few this year.

You may want to try some grafted persimmon as well. Fuyu is a non astringent variety that produces alot of large fruit. The deer ate all mine off my small tree this year while they were still green.

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#3179258 - 02/28/13 12:57 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: JCDEERMAN]
Hunter 257W
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 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
Thanks, guys! Trying to plant in the next couple weeks. Headed in the right direction now!


Did you get your trees planted? Either way, just wanted to say that I bought the Complete Fruit Tree Package from The Wildlife Group 2 years ago and am well pleased with how the trees have grown. The package contained only 15 trees when I got it but now they give you have 24. Of course the price has gone up but if you plant all these, you've got a solid setup. Here it is if you want to look at what you get.
http://www.wildlifegroup.com/uploads/catalog/Wildlife_Group_2012-2013_Catalog.pdf#page=5

One big reason I chose this particular package was that the species were chosen by people who know trees and they picked varieties that will drop fruit over a long period of time that covers all of deer season and a bit beyond.

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#3179651 - 02/28/13 07:43 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: diamond hunter]
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squirrels never let my peaches get ripe, they bite them and nock them out the tree WAT before they are ripe.
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#3180499 - 03/01/13 04:20 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: Hunter 257W]
JCDEERMAN
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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
Thanks, guys! Trying to plant in the next couple weeks. Headed in the right direction now!


Did you get your trees planted?


I have not. Work sent me to Colorado for a bit. Was gonna try to do that this weekend but still can't. Hopefully soon! Thanks for the link. I will look into that.
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#3180565 - 03/01/13 05:18 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: diamond hunter]
Twinshooter
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I had an Alberta Peach tree that the deer loved, Crabapple are another favorite as well as the Arkansas black.
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#3180639 - 03/01/13 06:19 PM Re: Fruit trees [Re: JCDEERMAN]
oldmanelrod
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 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
If you were to buy 20 fruit trees for the wildlife, as well as for us to eat, what would they be? I'm looking for specifics within these breeds. We are looking to get roughly 5 apples, 5 peach, 5 pears, and 5 cherry......but what specifics within these types? We want the deer, turkey, and US to enjoy.

May be hard for both you and the deer to enjoy. Between the deer and the squrriels unless you can feence the deer out you may not get much for your self. The squrriels are going to get their share unless someone runs them off.

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