[NAFEX] blueberries and deer?

hector black hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Fri May 7 08:11:11 EDT 2004


We have about an acre of blueberries (rabbiteye) and deer regularly browse
thru our orchard.  But I have not noticed damage to the blueberries.
    Hector Black zone 6


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diane Whitehead" <voltaire at islandnet.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 5:33 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] blueberries and deer?


> I have not noticed that deer eat my three rather scrawny blueberry
> bushes, but they are in a rather obscure spot, and maybe they just
> haven't been noticed.
>
> I have bought more bushes and would like to plant them in better
> conditions, which means into an area where the deer regularly browse.
> Do they normally eat blueberry plants?  In which case, I will have to
> plant them inside the deer fence with the vegetables, lilies and
> tulips.
>
> -- 
> Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
> maritime zone 8
> cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
> sandy soil
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