Fruit Trees for North Dakota; need your input!

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Fruit Trees for North Dakota; need your input!

I'm getting super excited for this spring to roll around. My plan is to plant an orchard of fruit trees that will be hardy for the elements. I have about 1/3-1/2 acre that I can plant for fruit trees/shrubs. I am looking for good edibles and my question is if anybody has had any experience with what varieties tolerate and survive winters here and produce good edible fruits. I'm not looking for a ton of one tree but a variety to plant in groups of two's or threes then plant another fruit next to it, ie. plums, apples, apricots, pears, raspberries, any non traditional fruits, etc... Once the orchard was established i'd also open it up to browse for wildlife in the winter.

Should I mention I love fruit! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Are there cheeseburger trees?

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BringingTheRain Said:

Are there cheeseburger trees?

That would be nice but I have not seen them in the Gurneys catalog or on the USDA list. Gonna look hard for that one though.

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plums. i know several people that have plum trees. they seem to do well year after year, that and apple trees are about all that i know of that do realy well up here.

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 On our plan in that we had in Carson, we had Apple and Cherry trees. On our farm in Jamestown we have plum and chokecherry trees. I have seen aprocot trees here. We also have white and concord grapes on our place in Carson. Starwberries, raspberry and Rhuebarb do extremely well. Asperigas or how about a peanut tree? 

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Are you in zone 3 or 4?

I used to live in Bottineau.We and the neighbors had Red Dutchess,Hazen,Honeycrisp,Sweet 16,Red Baron,and Haralson apples

Now live outside of Fargo.We have Zestar,Prairie Magic,Honey Crisp,and Honeygold apples.

I listed them in order of ripening.

Hazen and Red Baron bare at a young age before the others do.

Honeycrisp will be the number 1 apple in the world once all the planted trees start bearing.

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igot apples and a apricot  but due do the last freeze in springlast year i never got any      plums do well apple choke cherry rasberries  blueberrys  ruhbarb  asparagus

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Didnt know asparagus was a tree

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If it is it might be my favorite tree

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 chokecherrys. make great jelly!

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If you like Juneberries (blueberries) plan Saskatoon, they are a little bigger than a wild juneberry and are very heavy producers of fruit.  I believe that you can get them via USDA.

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