what's eating my apples?

madcatsmomSeptember 8, 2013

This spring we were delighted to see our first apples growing on our dwarf macintosh/macoun trees. Sadly by the end of July all the apples had disappeared without a trace! Any thoughts on what could steal an apple without leaving the core etc behind?

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megamav(5a - NY)

Squirrels are the likely culprits.
Asserting your dominance on your property will be the only way to keep them out.

Shoot to kill, or trap to relocate.
I had them in my attic last year, so I have an extra motivation to thin the herd.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 8:20PM
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madcatsmom

Would squirrels take the apples without leaving the core behind?!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 10:25PM
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eboone_gw

Yes they will

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 11:42PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Squirrels want to go eat the apple in a safer spot up a larger tree. When they are eating peaches I can find where they are doing the munching by the pile of seeds below.

Scott

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 8:40AM
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