Which fruit trees provide the best nutrition for deer?
Filed under: Food Plots
Fruit trees can do a great job of attracting deer! Fruit is mainly sugar (energy) and fiber. Both energy and fiber can benefit deer and are part of a healthy diet. However protein is essential for antler development.
My property is very steep. I use a no-till drill to plant and never disk the soil. This greatly reduces the chances of erosion and establishing soybeans this way is much easier than maintaining fruit trees. I like and have a combination of both – soybeans and tree plots with fruit trees. I prefer fruit trees that are known to do well in the area. For example apple trees don’t produce well where I live due to the apple/cedar rust (there are lots of cedar trees in the area).
I suggest you plant fruit trees that are adapted for the local climate.
November 3, 2015