Fruit Trees in Maine
I'm interested in talking with other orchardists, farmers and home gardeners here in Maine who are growing fruit. I'm in the early stages of establishing an orchard in the Midcoast area and am trying to determine varieties that adapt well to our latitude as well as climate. I'm in Zone 5a, about 20 miles from the Atlantic in the town of Union.
I don't find apples and pears to present too much of a problem. However I'd love to hear of the successes people may be having with peaches, apricots, plums, sweet cherries and raspberries. There must be some great varieties that thrive and produce well here in Maine aside from the old diehards like Reliance Peaches, Manchurian Apricots, Evans Cherries, etc.
By the way, I AM aware of Fedco and the offerings in their catalog. My interest is more in people's personal experiences. Thanks!