Fruit trees for zone 2/3 90 day growing

puttingaround(z3/4WA)January 2, 2006

Getting ready to put in a small orchard on our Eastern WA place. The catch is the 90 day growing season, and that is not consecutive! In a nasty winter, we can be zone 2- generally zone 3. Found a website for Edible Landscaping and St Lawrence Nursery that look good- can anyone suggest apple varieties that have done well in this type of climate? Have gardened here for 10 years, also have an old apple tree in our present yard- but do not know the name. How about apricots and plums? Not many have them around- have been looking at Canadian nurseries to get names of trees- anyone successful in raising stone fruits in a climate like this?

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alcan_nw(z1 AK)

I think there might be something in this other forum;
Far_North forum
Konrad lives around Edmonton and as far as apples are concerned has listed ripening dates on some. Look at the early ones, maybe Lawrence sells those.

The future might hold some promise for better tasting stone fruits, check here for example;

I am excited to eat some test cherries from Saskatchewan some day. The newer ones are bred back to tasty Hungarian pie cherries.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2006 at 12:47AM
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For apples, the Honeycrisp has generated a lot of excitement for northern growers (it's rated Z3 - Z5). It's definitely one of my favorite apples.

Here is a link that might be useful: Honeycrisp apple

    Bookmark   January 12, 2006 at 3:29PM
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