4/15/13 - DUNSTAN CHESTNUTS FEATURED IN WHITETAILS UNLIMITED
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4/1/13 - REALTREE NURSERY FEATURED ON DR. DEER TV
Dr. James Kroll, AKA Dr. Deer, the eminent deer biologist in the U.S., is featuring Realtree Nursery and Dunstan Chestnut trees on his new show "Build Your Own Deer Factory", which runs on North American Whitetail TV on the Sportsman's Channel. The show airs at 8 and 11pm on Sundays and Wednesdays at 9am and Friday at 8:30am. The informative segments discuss what trees to plant to attract and hold deer on your land, as well as site selection, planting, pruning, watering, fertilization and care. Many additional topics are covered on how to manage your land for deer.
Don't miss this educational series! In the latest episode, Dr. Deer interviews Realtree Nursery owner R.D. Wallace about the Dunstan Chestnuts. Future shows will continue to feature chestnuts and how to grow food plot trees.
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9/15/12 - DEER EATING ORCHARDIST’S CROPS – We just returned from a 2
week road trip attending the national Chestnut Growers Association meeting in Michigan
and the International Chestnut Meeting in West Virginia, and visiting orchards of our
Dunstan Chestnut trees planted 20 years ago in Michigan, Ohio, Delaware, Virginia and
North Carolina. The trees were all doing great and bearing on average 20-50 lbs of nuts
per tree. One grower was harvesting every other day and getting 10,000 lbs of nuts, and
when he started picking up the nuts every day, the harvest jumped to 26,000 lbs. The
deer were eating 2/3 of his crop! Every one of these growers had major problems with
deer, and had to fence their farms to keep the deer out. One farm in the Blue Ridge had
bear that were actually breaking limbs out of trees to get at the sweet, nutritious mast! If
you want to attract game to your land, there is no better tree than Dunstan Chestnuts.
9/12/12 - CHESTNUTS ARE FALLING AND DEER ARE IN THE ORCHARD!
Chestnut harvest started early this year at our farm, and our game cameras show that the
deer are back in the orchard. The ground is littered with empty shells where the deer
actually eat the sweet tasting kernels and leave the spiny husks and shells. Chestnut
harvest runs from early September in the South through mid November in the North.
Keep checking back in – we will be posting videos of the deer on our farm eating the
9/1/12 - GRAFTED AMERICAN PERSIMMONS NOW AVAILABLE – This
year, in addition to our grafted Oriental Persimmons, we are offering grafted American
Persimmons that are female, and will produce fruit in only 2-3 years. Seedling American
Persimmons are either male or female, and you can’t tell for 4-5 years until they either
produce male flowers or fruit. By planting grafted trees, you get guaranteed fruit, don’t
need a pollenizer, and get fruit sooner too! The grafted varieties bear medium sized 1-
1.5” long fruit, and will grow in Zones 6-9.