This grafted crabapple bears quarter-sized crabapples annually that fall free from the tree from October through December, with some lingering into January. This is a crabapple tree that deer are beating paths down to get to the apples in November and December here in Pennsylvania. #5 Crabapple is highly resistant or immune to cedar apple rust, fireblight, and powdery mildew. You may see some minor apple scab in a no-spray situation, but nothing debilitating to good fruit production. The vigor of this tree is extreme as it compounds growth very fast. #5 crabapple is exceptional in many ways, from growth, production, and disease resistance. It's a wildlife tree and one that does its job very well. The mature height of #5 crabapple is 20'+ and suitable for plant hardiness zones 5-7.
This grafted tree is the prolific crabapple called Acorn Pippin. It produces a large 1.5" acorn shaped crabapple, the prolific means it produces both heavily and annually. The fruit ripens and falls from the tree through out October into November.
The fruit almost has a tropical flavor with a unique bitterness, yet highly edible for fresh eating. Acorn pippin is a dual purpose tree, it is a great tree for making cider and because of its high degree of disease resistance and heavy fruit production makes it an exceptional tree for wildlife. Acorn pippin is resistant to apple scab, Fireblight and powdery mildew but is susceptible to Cedar Apple Rust. This tree originates from Franklin County, in Heath, MA. in Plant Hardiness zone 5a. Acorn Pippin will reach a mature height of 20'+.
These American persimmon tree seedlings are grown from the seed that is derived from Full Draw™ persimmon tree which is cold hardy to -30° F. These are 90 chromosome cold hardy America persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) tree seedlings that will reach heights of between 50’ - 80’. They bloom from late May to early June avoiding late damaging frosts. Many times American persimmon are referred to as common persimmon. However, these are anything but a common persimmon tree. These fast growing persimmon trees are Vigorous, producing an extensive root system as seen in the picture. Female persimmon trees produce fruit annually. Persimmon trees relished by deer for their sweet plum like fruit that drops in early fall through winter. Seedlings will be male or female, only female persimmons trees produce fruit be sure to plant in groups of 6 to 10. When planting seedlings you will get a variety of drop times from late summer and in through fall. When planting these persimmon seedlings into optimal soil they will begin flower and producing in as little as 4 years
This grafted apple will give you a tree with excellent disease resistance and an abundance of apples at a very young age. Arkansas black apple has shown extreme resistance to apple scab, cedar apple rust, and fireblight in a no-spray situation. I have seen some powdery mildew in a situation where moisture is excessive, like in a tree tube. I have never had an issue when growing the tree in a fence. It's an early producing standard-sized apple with a great taste. This tree will begin dropping in late October and continue through November, with a few lingering into December. The main drop here in Pennsylvania occurs in the first three weeks of November. These apples are great for fresh eating out of hand during this time. The apple is crisp, with a great-tasting juicy flavor, and one of my favorites to eat myself. Arkansas Black is a very productive apple tree producing a great apple annually. This tree will reach a mature height of 20'+. Plant Hardiness zones 5-8.
This Grafted crabapple produces a 1 1/2'' crabapple with long weeping branches hanging very full of crabapples annually. In a no spray situation I have seen strong resistance to all 4 common apple tree diseases. To Include no apple scab, CAR, powdery mildew and fireblight. Dropping through the month of August it is the perfect tree to start bringing deer into your orchard to establish their feeding pattern. Here in Pennsylvania it contiues to drop a lot of fruit well into September. You will notice these apples disappear from the ground very fast. August Appricot is a good crab with a good taste. This tree will begin bearing fruit in as little 1 to 2 year depending on site selection and soil fertility. August Apricot will have a mature height of 20'+. Plant Hardiness zones 5-8
This grafted pear tree produces a dessert quality pear. Ayer's pear begins dropping in very late August to the beginning of September and pretty much finishes dropping by the end of September here in central Pennsylvania. As you move this tree south from here drop times will back up, as you move it north it will drop later. This is perfect timing here as the bucks begin shedding velvet and a few begin dispersing and setting up that new home range. I wouldn't create an orchard that didn't have fruit falling at this time so that you may be picking up some new bucks not losing them. Ayer's is just one tree that is a good example of a tree that is capable of doing so. It's a good tree that stays pretty disease free in a no spray situation. This tree has excellent vigor and produces annually. Ayer's pear will reach a mature height of 20'+. Suitable for plant hardiness zones 5-7
This Grafted apple crab tree is a very heavy spur-producing tree with good disease resistance that shows strong signs of resistance to cedar apple rust, apple scab, powdery mildew, and fireblight in a no-spray situation. The Big Dog Crab will begin dropping in mid-October and will continue into mid-January. The tree is partially self-fertile and produces a large array of blooms in the spring. It is not unusual to see Big Dog put off flowers the 1st year when planting them. Big Dog is very precocious when grafted onto dolgo roots. This tree is very productive, producing abundant crops of 2'' crabapples. This applecrab is late dropping and one very impressive tree, but you can easily see that from the pictures. The vigor in the tree is average, but everything else in this tree is exceptional. Big Dog will reach a mature height of 20'+. Plant Hardiness Zones 3-7. For a video of Big Dog Crab, click here.
Big Lou™ Crab is easily one of the most unusual and unique trees I have ever encountered. This grafted tree is a heavy annual producer of a 2" apple crab that holds and drops a portion of its fruit during the months of late October, November, December, and January here in Pennsylvania. Big Lou™ Crab drops the most fruit during December and January but will also retain enough fruit that it will continue to drop well into February. For a video from January 17th, 2020, CLICK HERE.
Big Lou™ Crab has a very unusual taste. During the middle of winter, it takes on a nutty yet pear-like flavor. It's easy to see from the pictures and the video of this tree that Big Lou is a Whitetail's favorite treat in very late fall and in through winter. Unlike most other fruit I have ever seen, the fruit holds its integrity, even after being frozen and thawed many times. In the pictures of Big Lou's fruit, you can see that the flesh of this fruit is still firm and intact in the middle of January. If you like to hunt Pennsylvania's late hunting season in January or many other states throughout the Northeast or the Midwest, this tree is necessary. For a video of Big Lou™ on March 1st, 2021, CLICK HERE
The original tree resides in North Western Pennsylvania in plant hardiness zone 5a. Big Lou exhibits no sign of Apple Scab, C.A.R, Powdery Mildew, or Fireblight here in the north. The original tree has seen a sub-zero temperature of -24 that would place its resilience well into plant hardiness zone 4. Plant Hardiness zones 4b - 7. Mature height of 20'+
This grafted apple tree produces a sweet and very edible three-inch apple. As you can see in the pictures of the original Big Ten™, this tree is immaculate in a no-spray situation, with all major apple tree diseases heavily present within the immediate area. The fruit ripens and falls free from the tree from late October through the month of November here in the north. The vigor is good, and the tree seems pretty precocious, as seen in the picture of a freshly planted one setting a good amount of fruit. Big Ten is upright and has weeping limbs from carrying massive fruit loads through the years. The original tree stands in Plant hardiness zone 4b, but this tree has seen -35 in its lifetime, making it suitable for plant hardiness zones 4-7. Mature height will be 20'+ Plant Hardiness zones map 4-7.
This grafted crabapple is very cold hardy and productive. It produces a very large 2” AppleCrab that tastes very close to a Dolgo crabapple. This crabapple will be dropping free from the tree from October through winter, and will even keep a few apples on into March. The Buckman Crab produced heavily following a winter that had a low of - 41 degrees. This late dropping crabapple as shown good resistance to apple scab, powdery mildew, fireblight and especially cedar apple rust in a no spray situation. Mature height will be 20'+. Plant Hardiness Zones 3-6. For a video of the Buckman Crabapple click here.
A grafted crabapple that is a commercial variety, widely grown as an ornamental tree, has made its way into wildlife plantings for a good reason. This tree produces a 1"- 1 1/2" sweet edible crabapple that holds tight to the tree that drops free as colder weather sets in, typically in October/November for me in the North East. You may say one inch sounds small but think about how many 1" acorns a deer can eat. Now picture them being a sweet soft mast. Attractive to deer? Yes! This tree produces consistent annual crops of crabapples. Callaway has resistance to almost all common apple tree diseases except that it only has moderate resistance to Cedar apple rust and quince rust in a no-spray situation. If I were in plant Hardiness zones 4b-8, I would not have an orchard without a couple. This tree will reach a mature height of 20'+. Plant Hardiness Zones 4b-8
Candy Crab™ is a 2" apple crab or an apple with a complex flavor and finishes with a delightful sweetness. Once you eat one, you will want more of these delicious fruits because of their crisp and exciting flavor. I would describe it as a celebration inside your mouth. I have tasted loads of wild apples and domesticated apples in my travels but never one such as this. The fruit belongs in a grocery store not being planted for deer. It is the best apple I have ever had the pleasure to eat. In my pictures, this crab is heavily loaded every year, yet it still has a nice size to it.
This apple crab is also a product of natural selection by nature that has never been sprayed and is growing wild in North Western Pennsylvania in plant hardiness zone 5a. This tree fully ripens and is a heavy producer. It begins to drop about October 1st and continues to do so well into late November with a constant steady pace here in Pennsylvania.
Candy Crab™ is among a few 1,000 wild crabs growing within the same vicinity yet is exhibiting no signs of C.A.R, Scab, Powdery Mildew, or Fireblight here in the Northeast present in this area. During the polar vortex of 1994, Candy Crab would have experienced temperatures typically seen in plant hardiness zone 4a. Yet, it is still standing here today, making this crab very suitable for zone 4b and maybe even below.
The name Candy Crab™ fits this new cultivar perfectly, and I see it being sold well beyond the use for wildlife. If you like to eat apples, you would be crazy not to have a Candy Crab™ planted behind the house or on the way to your stand. Mature height will be 20+. Plant Hardiness zones 4b -7.