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Pears, plums, peaches HELP!

Posted by timbersprings 4 (My Page) on
Wed, May 13, 09 at 10:30

Hi,
I live in the UP of MI just across the WI MI border and live on a very high hill. I do live in zone 4 and have a bit of a micro climate as when it does get very cold around or even a bit under -30 it has been about 10degrees warmer up here. I am ordering new fruit trees and need some advise.
Plum
Heres what I have for plum
Toka
Pembina
I want two more but want to make sure they will pollinate eachother
Can I get a Satsuma and a Green Gage?
Pear
Heres what I have
Golden Spice
Ure
Can I get a Comice and Bosc that will still pollinate the first two?

Peach
I know its a risk! I am willing to take it.
I read a lot of good info on northern planting of peaches and came to the conclusions Reliance is no hardier than Red Haven if properly planted and mulched so..
How about
Red Haven
Autumn Rose

Any advise you can give to this novice would be great!

Jenny


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RE: Pears, plums, peaches HELP!

Plums: Toka will do fine and is an excellent pollinator. They are short lived and require heavy pruning. The fruit are small and are excellent for jam, good for eating.

Pembina I've never heard of.

You might also consider: Superior, Gracious, Underwood, Stanley

Pears: Comice and Bosc are not hardy. Try Luscious, Seckel, Stacyville (Fedco is the only commercial source for this one), or Tyson.

Peaches: The trees are short lived and do not bear annually in your climate even with ideal care. You might get a crop or two before the tree dies. Consider planting an apricot instead. They're tougher.


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