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what's eating my apples?

Posted by madcatsmom MA (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 8, 13 at 19:55

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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RE: what's eating my apples?

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.

RE: what's eating my apples?

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

RE: what's eating my apples?

  • Posted by eboone 6a - SW PA (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 23:42

Yes they will

RE: what's eating my apples?

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.


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