|A shooting lane runs up the right side of this photo. The lower edge of the photo is about 50 yards from the shooting position. Most deer travel through this area in an east-west direction.|
The patch outlined in orange is about sixty feet by sixty feet and is now cleared. It will get about 15 persimmon trees planted in three rows of five. The trees are seedlings from a decent, not great, persimmon tree. I anticipate grafting trees one, three and five in each row to elite varieties.
|K-6, a Claypool persimmon in the bottom of a five gallon bucket. I think all of the discoloration is due to most of the tannin in the fruit migrating to the skin.|
|Size comparison between Morris Burton on the left and K-6 on the right. The K-6 fruit measured 53mm in diameter. Ugly as a drowned corpse but citrus overtones in its flavor and edible (barely) when crisp, perfection when soft.|
|Some of the dead ash trees are monsters.|
LOTS of open ground to plant interesting trees like persimmons, shellbark hickory, assorted "swamp" oaks and the like.
If the ground were better drained I would be planting Chinese Chestnuts.
Once the persimmon start bearing this place will be like the Dairy Queen in July. This is where ALL the cool deer will want to be.