Here at Whitetail Hill Chestnuts one of our main missions is to pick out the very best varieties of trees for our customers that will not only be extremely attractive to wildlife, but will also be easy to grow. There are thousands of varieties of crabapples out there but we’ve sifted through them to bring you the very best one for deer: our Main Attraction™ Crabapple.
This crabapple produces at a very young age, just 2-5yrs, and bears large (1.5”) delicious fruit that ripens in Aug-Sept and persists well into December. These crabapples are relished by deer. Most trees get visited daily by deer looking to clean up any newly fallen fruit. All crabapples have a reputation for being easy to grow and very low maintenance but our Main Attraction™ Crabapples are hardy even by crabapple standards. They’ll grow virtually anywhere and are extremely disease resistant even to Cedar Apple Rust. Main Attraction™ Crabapples can be grown in zones 3-9 which is from northern Minnesota all the way to central Florida.
Main Attraction™ Crabapples have another great quality that makes them extremely useful, a long bloom time and compatibility with other apples and crabapples. Main Attraction™ Crabapples bloom in March-April and their blooms last for weeks overlapping the bloom time of most other apples and crabapples allowing them to pollinate any other apples or crabs you may have growing nearby. This long bloom time also makes them great for pollinators like bees. You’ll see dozens of bees visiting the flowers of these trees while in bloom. Main Attraction™ Crabapples are self fertile meaning they can produce fruit by their self with only one tree, no need to plant another variety nearby.
All around, Main Attraction™ Crabapples are excellent trees to add to your land. They provide a highly attractive food source for deer and other wildlife, are extremely hardy, and are a great pollinator.
ORDERS PLACED NOW ARE FOR BARE ROOT TREES. THESE ARE TREES THAT ARE SHIPPED DORMANT FROM LATE FALL-EARLY SPRING. WE SHIP AT THE OPTIMUM TIME TO PLANT IN YOUR REGION. CLICK THE TAB ABOVE FOR MORE INFO ON SHIP DATES.
All bare root trees are covered by our Survival Guarantee
Drop time: Aug-Dec
Years till production: 2-5
Growing zones: Zones 3-9
Soil type: Prefers well drained areas, adapts to a wide range of soil types
Sun: Prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade
Pollination: Self fertile, no pollinator required
Size: 20-30ft tall at maturity
Size when shipped: 1yr old approx. 12-36 in
I have ordered and planted well over 100 trees online from various wildlife tree sellers, including the big name brands, and the trees I just received from Whitetail Hill Chestnuts are the best looking trees I have ever received... EVER! They are easily 2 feet tall and full of big green leaves. They will make a great addition to my deer and turkey hunting property in Oklahoma and I'm sure I will be ordering more!Oklahoma
Ordered three of these to see how they looked. Wish I would of ordered more. They arrived fast and look really good. Will order more next season.Tiffin, Ohio
The trees arrived in good condition and are doing good. I would definitely recommend.Goose Creek, South Carolina
The trees were delivered in great condition, well packaged and very healthy. I hope they grow up fast!Woodville, Wisconsin
I ordered trees from Whitetail Hill they shipped my trees July 12 Priority Mail and were scheduled to arrive Thursday July 15th. When they didn't arrive on the 15th I checked the USPS tracking number that I was provided and USPS just kept telling me each day after that they were scheduled to arrive late. I emailed Whitetail Hill on July 19th and got a prompt response from Caleb H. My question to him was that if my trees did arrive what he thinks they would be alive he said there was a good chance that they wouldn't be and that he would do anything he could to help make the order right.
USPS finally delivered my trees on July 22nd. 7 days late on delivery with the box ripped in half. I open the package expecting to find my dead trees since they'd been in a box for 11 days to my surprise the trees were as green as ever. This just goes to show the quality of trees that these guys grow and send to us. I would highly recommend these guys and have already placed another order for more trees.Mount Vernon, Kentucky