Need Help -Orchard Varieties for NE Iowa
Our Master Gardener Club has been asked to plant a small fruit orchard in the community's arboretum. It will be four quadrants made up of 18 trees each (72 total) with varieties of apples, pear, cherries, and plums. Among other things, we are trying to decide on the best varieties for our area (zone 4, maybe 5 depending on who you believe) and tree size (semi-dwarf or dwarf for example). The orchard will be used for education and the fruit will be donated to our food bank. We plan to plant in the spring of 2015. Any ideas for our questions would be truly appreciated!