Fruit Trees

Apple, Pear, and Cranberry trees are fantastic for wildlife, because of their production and natural sugar content. Wildlife will travel for miles once they find a source of this sweet food source. We have a single source of some of the longest holding apple, pear, and crab apples available. 

 Granddad Pears showing the size. It’s a great Wildlife Food.

Granddad Pears showing the size. It’s a great Wildlife Food.

Granddad Pear

Late durable pear that can grow in normal to very harsh conditions. One of the most durable pears we’ve seen. Grows in very dry and high locations. Holds the fruit until November. Cold tolerant (can grow in USDA Zones 3-8). We collect from 2-inch fruit.  The fruit is very juicy and a great attractant of deer. The fruit stays hard on the ground in well into November. Has potential for hot dry conditions and poor soils. Great as a human food as well. Fireblight in the south is no problem for this pear.  

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Wildlife Pear

Seeds are from select trees meet criteria designed for wildlife.  Criteria’s such as size, color, taste and drop times differ from tree to tree.  Fruit may fall from some trees in autumn, and others in winter.  This is a low-cost alternative to cultivars for wildlife applications. This Wildlife Pear is hardy for USDA zones 4-9 

 Dolgo Crabapple in Early October before the leaves begin to turn.

Dolgo Crabapple in Early October before the leaves begin to turn.

Dolgo Crabapple

The Dolgo Crabapple are cold tolerance and highly disease resistance It produces a heavy crop of large 1 - 1.5"  crab apples.   The fruit ripens in August to September and clings well into December.  The size, flavor and slow drop over an extended period of time make it excellent selection for deer. This Dolgo Crabapple is hardy for USDA zones 4-9.

 Winter apple tree in February.

Winter apple tree in February.

Wildlife Apple

This heavy producer has 2” apples that start to drop in September. Apples are a fantastic way to start creating the return behavior of the game. This apple is hardy for USDA zones 4-9.

 High bush cranberry is a heavy producer.

High bush cranberry is a heavy producer.

Wildlife cranberry

 High Bush Cranberry is popular with all animals and holds until April. The little berries are PERFECT for game birds and turkey. The deer move on to them once all other food sources have dried up. This cranberry is hardy for USDA zones 4-8.

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Shade CrabApple

Place this variety where the sun doesn’t shine to add an additional food source without taking up precious ground. Heavy production in a minimal sun light environment. Good for USDA zones 4-8