[NAFEX] blueberries and deer?

David Consolvo fruitopia at nexet.net
Fri May 7 22:36:34 EDT 2004


Here in Hungrytown deer don't prefer to eat blueberry bushes, but do nibble
them enough to make the bushes quite weak and denuded.

David Consolvo
central Virginia




> From: Diane Whitehead <voltaire at islandnet.com>
> Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 15:33:09 -0700
> To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> 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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