Art, Yep I got two of the NW greening. I've got a couple spots where I want to plant 3-4 trees that mature at different times throughout the hunting season (Aug.-Dec.)
Jerry-based on what I have that are producing, and in the presence of lots of red cedars.
State Fair would also give you an August apple.
I would plant a Red Baron, grafted Dolgo (Labor day drop but a short drop time), Chestnut Crab (drops about three weeks during Sept.), Haralred ( Haralson) for October , and NWGreening. A chestnut crab up in zone 1 often attracts deer starting about Aug. 25.
The rootstock crab carries over into Nov. It is probably Colombia crab. another seedling crab and Morse's bunches red carry into the winter.
I might add a whitney to the above, but have not done so. I know of one whitney that occasionally starts to ripen in late July, more often Aug, and it is in the Litchfield Mn. area.
I have numerous seedlings in the ground, about 8 of those are producing and some of the crabs are still holding a few 3/4 inch apples..
Firecracker, wickson, kerr, frostbite, and others are in the ground but not producing at this time.
Snowsweet has just produced a few apples. Honeycrisp is a big pain for me.
Yes they are. I've loaded my yard with fruit trees so when i'm old and too lazy to make the trip to the hunt property i can hunt from my deck if i want to harvest one!
I have apple trees close to my house for the same purpose. If we ever have any deer.