Save $96 when you order this Deer Orchard Starter Pack, perfect for attracting deer to your land in Zone 6.
How to Plant Your Deer Orchard
Included in this starter package:
Dr. Deer Pear – 2x
This is a very special selection that will be of great interest for wildlife food plots due to its later-than-typical fruiting. Discovered and trialed by Dr. James Kroll (aka “Dr. Deer”) from Stephen F. Austin State University, it is invaluable for providing late fall fruit when little else is available. Large clusters of small fruit characterize this selection. It’s self-fertile, but an increased fruit set is likely with the presence of another pear cultivar nearby. It can be combined with our other earlier-fruiting selections to have a long season of fruit availability. Dr. Deer Pears will be shipped in April 2023.
Kieffer Pear – 2x
Of hybrid origin, Kieffer Pear has harder fruits than Bartlett, but the deer happily consume them with no problem. This selection is more resistant to fire blight and therefore a better choice over the earlier- fruiting Bartlett Pear in areas that experience warm, wet spring weather, especially in humid areas along the gulf coast where the disease can be an issue. Self-fertile but enjoy an even more reliable pollination/fruit set by planting another pear selection nearby, such as the later-fruiting Dr. Deer Pear that we offer for an extended season of sweet deer treats.
Shumard Oak – 2x
Buy and put Shumard Oak Trees on your land to attract deer; they love oak trees, and the cover and feed provided.
American Persimmon – 3x
This tree is adaptable to a diverse array of habitats, from the baking hot, dry limestone “Hill Country” of central Texas to moist floodplain margins in central Florida, while also enduring the cold winters in the northern extent of its range from Iowa to southern New England. Over time it will produce shoots from the roots, forming a colony of trunks that provide valuable cover for wildlife. The orange fruit, which can range up to the size of a small plum, begin ripening in fall and are often retained on the tree after leaf drop well into December in southern latitudes.
Strawberry Bush – 3x
Strawberry bushes are very huge draws for deer. Planting strawberries on your property for deer is a great strategy. Get the best at Wildtree.