Fruit trees for wet area?
Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:20 PM
Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:10 PM
Posted 13 January 2006 - 07:24 PM
But I don't think any of the other traditional fruit trees for zone 5 -- apple, peach, pear, plum -- are going to work for you. None of them like wet, that I know of.
If we can go into shrubs there's blueberry (if it's a natural wetland, where the wet soil is aerated wet soil, as opposed to stagnant), and highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum). Although when it comes to the highbush cranberry I keep trying to eat the fruit but find that even after its mellowed on the shrub the whole winter it's so tangy my face puckers just thinking about it. I think whoever first decided to use it for jam must have had stock in the sugar industry as the recipe MUST call for an ungodly amount of sugar to make the finished product palatable!
As for real fruit TREES -- I'm anxious to hear what others say!
Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:23 PM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 01:16 AM