5 – Persimmon
5 – Shumard Oak
Wholesale prices on this would be around $130+, retail potted around $300+
This package was picked out to meet the need for wildlife support as well as feeding domestic livestock. Both trees will produce copious amounts of carbohydrates for your livestock or white tail population in the fall, perfect for packing on some fat. From the homesteader wanting to feed most any domestic livestock, to the bugout location, or hunting camp. These two trees will bring significant value to your property. This package is best grown in a fantastic wide range of zones 5-9. Conservation Grade bare root plants 6″-12″ tall
American Persimmon – Diospyros virginiana
American Persimmon has an absolutely stunning flavor that is rich, deep, sweet and complex. A perfectly ripe persimmon can have a taste like caramel with hints of tangerine and heavy cream with a texture like rich custard. Ripens around Thanksgiving and in cold years, the trees are known to hold their fruit deep into the winter. Very hardy tree, adapts to a broad range of soils and conditions, can tolerate a lot of pressure from weeds and browse, drought and flood tolerant. There are both males and females (unknown when 1st and 2nd year seedlings), so you need at least a few trees to be guaranteed fruit. Bare root seedling Conservation Grade 6″-12″.
Shumard Oak – Quercus shumardii
I have two favorite Oaks, the White Oak for the low tannin acorns, and Shumard. It has some of the most beautiful fall colors of the oaks, drops copious amounts of acorns for livestock and wildlife, while not as low in tannins as white oak, it’s low enough for most stock to chow down without a moment of hesitation. It’s one of the best oaks to plant in areas you want to feed white tail deer. Coupled with the American Persimmon, this is a powerful duo for any homestead, farm, or bugout location. Very fast growing for an oak which is a major benefit, added to that it’s very disease resistant, tolerates a wide array of soil conditions and environments, it’s a long lived and beautiful shade tree prized in conventional landscaping for it’s form and fall color. Bare root seedling Conservation Grade 6″-12″.