Plum Trees For Deer
Planting plum trees for wildlife, such as deer, can be very beneficial when looking for diversity in your wildlife plantings and utilizing trees that bloom differently than many other species. We took out the variables in planting American seedling plums and the hope you get something producing fruit the size to feed larger wildlife.
The varieties of plum trees for deer are grafted trees that will do the same as the parent trees they came from because they are a clone of the original tree. These trees produce a sized fruit that is perfect when looking to feed the white-tailed deer and drop the month of September as buck are beginning to disperse. The grafted varieties below offer some built-in disease resistance to diseases such as black knots. Black knot is a fungus that causes death or debilitation to most plums’ fruit production.
NY9® is a self-fertile European-type plum that produces a high-quality fruit. The fruit produced has blue skin with amber-green flesh and is around the size of a golf ball. It is a cross of Standard and Stanley which gives it excellent resistance to diseases like Black Knot. Black knot is one of the most common ailments to afflict plum trees. It is caused by the fungus Apiosporina morbosa and can severely limit the production of fruit trees.
This tree is also very resistant to brown rot, blossom blight, leaf spot, and fruit rot. NY9® is grafted onto a Standard seedling rootstock making this a large tree with 20+ height. Adding a plum like this to your property could be very beneficial in attracting new deer and keeping those deer on your property. Plum trees for wildlife like these will add diversity to your property and give the wildlife a greater selection of food sources. NY9® plum trees are great and worth adding to your property. NY9® has a September drop time with USDA zones of 5-8.
Bluebyrd is a great European-type plum that has excellent resistance to black knots. Black knot is one of the most common ailments to afflict plum trees. It is caused by the
fungus Apiosporina morbosa and can severely limit the production of fruit trees. Bluebyrd is a tree that’s vigorous, hardy, and productive. Bluebyrd produces fruit with bright blue skin, and the fruit’s flesh is yellow. The fruit it produces is medium to large, has a great flavor, and has a high sugar content.
Bluebyrd is grafted onto a Standard seedling rootstock making this a large tree with 20+ height. This tree has a September drop time and has USDA zones of 5-8. A tree like this
will add diversity to your property and give the wildlife a greater selection of food sources to choose from.
Price per tree - 34.95 - 35.95
Plum trees are all 2-year-old and will have a shipping height 65.”Click on the online shop button below to see more details on purchasing Plum Trees.
PLANTING PLUM TREES FOR DEER
The varieties of grafted plum trees we sell for deer will blossom together, giving you excellent pollination. Plant plums in moist, well-drained soil with a soil ph between 5.5 – 7.2 with adequate nutrient levels for optimal growth. The above soil conditions will provide the most growth and fruit production. Plums are above a pear tree for tolerating acidic soils with poor fertility and thriving. Bluebyrd plum requires at least 6 hours of sunlight for fruit production and growth. Space trees 20′ apart and use cages of at least 5′ to protect your trees. Use protection on the base of your tree, such as an aluminum window screen wrapped around it to protect it from smaller animals. This will ensure your deer eat your fruit in a few years, not your trees this year.
These plum trees for deer are grafted onto Myro Plum. This is a “real root” grown from seed and will mature to a standard height of 20′ and excel with its vigor.