Shop for Apple Trees

We would like to thank and give much credit to Mr. Lee Calhoun Jr. for much of the great information that he has provided on the southern apple varieties that we offer. His book Old Southern Apples is an excellent read and full of years of his own research on great Southern apples. We strongly suggest that you […]

Shop for Crabapples

Hunters are sometimes surprised to find how much deer LOVE crabapples.  The Wildlife Group carries a great selection of the best crabapple trees for your wildlife habitat needs. Our Crabapple items will grow best in Hardiness Zones 4 -9 Please note: We now have Crabapple tree packages available in online from our Shop ‘n Ship Online Store with […]

Spraying

Our trees are selected with absentee landowner in mind. We strive to pick the most disease resistant trees that we can possibly get to help with the problem of disease. However, resistance does not mean immune to some spraying may be necessary at times. We strongly recommend the spraying of dormant oil on your fruit […]

The Wildlife Group Guys

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Pruning and Training

The day that you plant your trees is the day that you begin to prune and train for future production. Neglect here will result in poor growth and delayed fruiting. 1st  year  -­Pruning a young tree controls its shape by developing a strong, well balanced framework of scaffold branches. Remove or cut back unwanted  branches […]

Pollination

Not all fruit trees require pollen from  other varieties to set fruit.  Why take that chance, it is always best to plant two or more varieties  with overlapping bloom periods. Some varieties bear heavy  crops when pollinated by another pollen producing variety. It is very  important to mix varieties and plant in multiples to insure […]

Site and Soil Requirements

Sunlight  is  the  key  ingredient  in maximizing  fruit  production. Early   morning  sun  is  really  important  to  dry   the  dew  from  the  plants,  thereby reducing   the  incidence  of  disease.  So  choose  a  site   on  your  property that  is  in  the  sun  most   of  the  day.  Otherwise,  expect  reduced   performance  from […]

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Find your Hardiness Zone – Click on this link to view this as an interactive map. Just type in your zipcode…Very cool! Plant hardiness is very important to growing success.  For best results, check the map to determine which hardiness zone you live in, then use that number as a reference when choosing plants.  You’ll find […]

Pear Trees for Deer Food Plots- A Winning Combination

Pears are the ideal tree to attract deer to food plots and wildlife habitat improvement. They are the easiest fruit tree to grow for improved deer population growth and management. How many old home sites have you visited or found on your property that have pears growing and is a hotspot for wildlife? Most everyone […]