what fruit trees can be grown in Michigan?
Eventually when I have a decent piece of land, I'd like to grow fruit trees.
I'd be growing the fruit trees in southern MI not where I'm at now. I am wondering which fruit trees can be grown successfully in Michigan.
This is what I have in mind (no I don't plan to grow them all at once)
pear (bosc, bartlett, Asian)
paw paw (this is NOT papaya)
My concerns are regarding the fig and persimmon.
I know that both prefer warmer and milder climates. I also realize that traditionally the majority of Asian persimmons (which are the variety I'd like to grow) prefer zone 7 or above. I also realize figs prefer zone 7 or above.
However I've found varieties of persimmon that can be grown in zone 6; will they be hardy enough?
With figs I've also found some hardy varieties that be grown in zone 6. Will they be able to withstand the winter clmates?
Are there any precautions I should take with persimmon and fig in regarding to protecting them?