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  • Andrew Casey, ACF, RF

An Apple A Day

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

I don’t know if the old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true, but most people and all deer like apples. Through the years I’ve seen many a deer stand close to an old apple tree and I’ve eaten many an apple off of an old survivor apple tree near an old homestead.

Chris recently planted these apple trees for a client with two purposes in mind: eating fruit and feeding deer. The varieties were selected to make apples available over the longest period of time possible. They are all heirloom apple trees from Big Horse Creek Farm near Lansing, N.C. The varieties planted are listed below.

Betsy Deaton


Cannon Pearmain

Carters Blue

Grimes Golden

Little Limbertwig

Summer Limbertwig

Rocky River Limbertwig

Virginia Beauty

If you are interested in planting apple trees on your Property for deer or for yourself - give us a call (336) 838-5766 or check out Big Horse Creek Farm’s website,

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