Just went out to the area on public land I have hunted for the past 3 years and lo and behold the area is just loaded with crab apples. I am assuming that all these tree's are relatively young as I read that a crab apple tree doesn't produce mast for 3 to 4 years. My question is how much do deer love crab apples. Do they prefer them straight from the tree or off the ground. If off the ground will they be eating them now or wait until after a hard freeze and the sugars change. Any input would be great, Just really excited that now there is actually something to eat in my area rather then just a travel corridor.