5 thoughts on “Cold Climate Fruit Orchard | Northern Gardens

    Yves Berube

    (March 14, 2020 - 10:46 am)

    you should plant not that deep , to make sure your plant wont drown. had some root generator in your water one hour before planting , make a little mount around the tree to collect the water. water them every week even if it rains ,the extra water needs to drain.good luck

    Planet Mojo

    (March 14, 2020 - 10:46 am)

    Ouch! —- zone 2b! We are in 4a and it gets colder than the dickens here (SW Wisconsin). We grow cold climate grapes and had our first successful harvest this year of 1,114 lbs. It has gotten 40 below (oddly the same in C or F) quite a few times, and we got a bit of branch death here and there, but that could have been from disease as well. Our fruit trees do very well. The biggest problem was rabbit damage and sun scald in the winter — both solved with split 4" plastic culvert pipe. I'll have to check back and see how your orchard does!

    Dawn Pollard

    (March 14, 2020 - 10:46 am)

    I planted haskaps in the pasture. 3 years started fruiting and last summer the horses ate them. 😥

    Mandy {this lovely path}

    (March 14, 2020 - 10:46 am)

    I thought I had it rough in a zone 4/5! How are these holding up in winter?

    Mike Cone

    (March 14, 2020 - 10:46 am)

    I was unable to make the UofS fruit sale this year….which is fine…I get to watch how yours goes first 🙂 Besides, I need to get started on the cabin first anyhow.

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