Advice on growing fruit trees in the backyard - Washington DC
We have a backyard, which is partially shaded (adjacent to a parkland with tall trees). We would like to grow some fruit trees and seek your advice on the type, varieties and pros and cons of doing this. Our yard is fenced and hence deer is not a problem.
Specific questions (Sorry there are several questions):
1. We have enough area to grow up to 4 or 5 small to medium fruit trees. We do not know which trees would successfully grow in this region. We believe this area is too cold for oranges. What other trees would work in this area?
2. What are the appropriate verities we could grow? What is the best place to get the plants? When should we plant them?
3. Can we grow figs - will it work?
4. Any other cons in growing fruit trees in the backyard?