One of the principle benefits of mast orchards over food plots is that once established, they require far less effort. That’s particularly true of native varieties as they’ve persisted in the wild for eons with virtually no care or maintenance. They also have high survival rates because they’re being placed into the natural environment in which they’ve evolved over eons, including soil, moisture and temperature.
One example is the Native Crabapple (Malus angustifolia). This small native tree produces beautiful pink blossoms in the spring and small red-green crabapples – a favorite food for deer and other wildlife – in the fall. They begin bearing fruit in 3-5 yrs and Chestnut Hill Outdoors has selected varieties with longer ripening times, and that hold their fruit over a longer period so deer keep coming back to feed throughout the fall, from September through December.
- Height: 15-20′ at maturity 4-5 years.
- Spread: 10-15′
- Tree Forms: Modified leader
- Bloom: Showy, fragrant pink flowers in March
- Fruit: Small red-green pomes Sep-Oct, excellent for deer and wildlife
- Light requirements: Full sun
- Pollination: Plant two for cross pollination
- Soil type: Well-drained upland soils Ph 6.0-7.0
- Pruning: Corrective pruning may be necessary as the tree matures.
- Maintenance: Easy
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
Size Shipped 12-24″ container grown.
|UPS or Pickup only||Treeband||1-9: $5.45 100+: $4.95|
|Pickup only||3-gallon||1-9: $14.95 100+: $10.95|
*Price does not include Shipping and Handling
Ground Shipping Rates:
up to $100.00 = $22.50
$100.00+ = 22.5%
Available at farm for pickup 3-gallon. Please call for prices and availability.
Chestnut Hill Outdoors is more than just a nursery. In order to ensure you receive the maximum benefit from their products, they also provide sound advice and instruction on proper planting and care. For more on Chestnut Hill Outdoors products and how to care for them, visit ChestnutHillOutdoors.com, or call (855) 386-7826.
Chestnut Hill is the best place for you to purchase your food plot and deer attractant plants because they offer a large selection, their plants are specifically bred to attract deer, and they offer customers different sized plants at different levels of growth.
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