This post is almost a month old now, did you find anything that worked?
Not sure if you have a couple trees or a big production, but when we found a bunch of pieces of baby apple at the base of our apple tree, we thought we'd have a war over the few remaining apples (they've never let us have a single one in previous years!). Luckily the squirrels have recently mysteriously disappeared (suspicious, yet thankful, glances to neighbor
). On our list of defenses to try was dried blood sprinkled around the base and then again a bit further out, having dh pee around the tree (mark his territory), and possibly a mean old plastic owl positioned nearby. We're hoping this deters deer, too.