[NAFEX] Red raspberry deer control

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Sat Jun 13 23:23:29 EDT 2009


Maybe it depends on the raspberry?  our deer nibble on the apples, and red 
bud, and blueberries, but generally leave the raspberried alone.

I did plant a different raspberry last year (caroline, rather than fall 
red) and the deer pruned the caroline a bit over the winter.
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Ginda

...... Original Message .......
On Sat, 13 Jun 2009 10:26:48 -0500 "Jim Fruth" <jimfruth at charter.net> wrote:
>Melissa Kacalanos asked, "Do deer eat honeyberries/haskaps/blue 
>honeysuckle?"
>
>    Here the deer nibble on my blueberries, apples and aronia but I don't 
>see evidence of nibbling on my honeyberries.  They munch on red 
raspberries! 
>My honeyberries are located near the red raspberries and that is 
important. 
>Here, deer seem to favor red raspberries over anything else.
>    Customers who buy black raspberry plants from me say that deer nibble 
on 
>them while other customers, who also have red raspberry plants, don't have 
>the problem.  This isn't very scientific but if your deer are like mine, 
>plant some red raspberries as bait so they leave the other plants alone.
>
>Jim Fruth
>Brambleberry Farm
>Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
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