[NAFEX] deer eating persimmons?
larizzo at charter.net
Sat Jun 6 15:26:55 EDT 2009
Please identify? I planted garden huckleberries - but this is what came up
- I don't know if it's a weed, or what - I don't see it anywhere else - but
this year it has cropped up in two of my gardens, and I'm not sure whether
to just pull it. I don't think it's a huckleberry - but it doesn't look
like a weed, either.see the link below.
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Lori Rizzo, RN BSN MBA
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larizzo at charter.net
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lon J. Rombough
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2009 2:30 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] deer eating persimmons?
I've observed the same thing. I've never seen deer do more than taste a
persimmon leaf, then leave the tree alone. My impression is that the foliage
contains the same sorts of astringent compounds that make the unripe fruit
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On Jun 6, 2009, at 10:19 AM, Jerrydana5 at aol.com wrote:
Do deer eat persimmon trees? I've got about 6 real nice small trees. We
have heavy deer pressure. To my surprise, it appears they have not touched
the leaves on the sprouts, which are about 4 feet tall. I know they love
the fruit. But it appears, from my experience, that they do not like the
leaves. Is that true? Jerry in southern Indiana
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