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Persimmon Trees #8454163 11/20/21 02:51 AM
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Does anyone have permission trees for the wildlife/deer? I just planted two trees to see how the deer take to them but, everything I’ve read makes it seem like it’s a northern thing.

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We didn’t plant them but we have a good many in certain locations and the deer will stop and eat a few but it’s just along thr normal route. I personally wouldn’t plant any just for the deer but it can’t hurt anything.

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I probably have have a thousand of them. Deer and everything else eat the fruit. Sometimes they have a lot and sometimes very little. If they didn't grow naturally here I don't think I would go out of my way planting them just for the wildlife.

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I also have a bunch of native persimmons on the property, but have noticed the deer will clean up pecans and white-oak acorns before they mess with the persimmons much.

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Planted a few Fuji persimmons years ago at my wife’s grandmas place, the pigs are under them much more often than the deer. See more deer around the peach and plum trees.



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Its more of a northern thing because they don't feed corn like we do and have to rely on other methods.
Make sure you plant a male and female tree. The fruits grow only on the females. and if you don't know what a pucker factor is,
eat one that isn't ripe.

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Originally Posted by don k
I probably have have a thousand of them. Deer and everything else eat the fruit. Sometimes they have a lot and sometimes very little. If they didn't grow naturally here I don't think I would go out of my way planting them just for the wildlife.



Same here. I am covered up in those things. I can tell you this much.. getting rid of them is a PITA.

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Never planted any of them but we have a good stand of native ones on the ranch. From what I can tell they only eat the fruit, so it doesn't provide a food source year round, really only for a short time period; however, it appears the deer like them as before the fruit ripened the bushes were grown up with grass 3-4 foot high and now they are beat down to bare ground around every one of them on the place.

I picked up a few seed pods from our iron wood trees this weekend, supposed to be a preferred browse species, going to see if I can't sprout them and plant at my home place.


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