The Q&A Archives: Growing Fruit Trees in Northern Michigan (Zone 4b

Question: I moved to northern Michigan and wonder if pear, cherry, peach and plum trees can grow well. Which would be better? John Chagnon Munising, MI

Answer: You should be able to grow certain varieties of the tree fruits you mention in your region, which falls in zone 4b. Here are some varieties that are hardy in zone 4a: Pear: Nova, Patten, Clark Cherry: Montmorency, Morello Peach: Reliance (This variety is listed as hardy to zone 5a, but you may be able to grow it in sheltered area.) Plum: Emerald, Green Gage, Lombard, Mont Royal, Underwood, Waneta, Toka Your local Cooperative Extension agent may also have information on fruit tree varieties that do well in your area. Your Extension office telephone number is (906)387-2530..

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